Talk about pop-up restaurants! Noma in Copenhagen has racked up the awards- routinely scoring the coveted title of “the world’s best restaurant.” So when Danish chef René Redzepi made the announcement on Noma’s website last week, foodies took note. Redzepi will be relocating his entire staff to Tokyo- another rich culinary capital- for two months in early 2015. Five years ago Redzepi was invited by chef Murata of Kukunoi fame, and has been dreaming of this opportunity ever since.
“We’ll leave our ingredients at home,” he writes. “Rather we’ll bring our mindset and sensibilities to the best of pristine winter produce from all over Japan. The whole staff is exhilarated, like myself, by this opportunity and we believe that the wealth of knowledge from the journey will enrich our own restaurant and cooking when we return to Copenhagen.”
GrubStreet notes that Noma already receives “thousands of booking requests per week, so the forthcoming release of reservations is all-but-guaranteed to melt some servers.” More details will be announced in June.