Behold the scene of the very first dinner service at Amass, the new Copenhagen restaurant from ex-Noma head chef Matt Orlando. Anticipation has been building big-time for this newcomer from the moment the first details were revealed, through the past few months as the restaurant began its buildout, and opened up its reservation books. In fact, AOK reports that Amass has "the largest international interest in a new Danish restaurant ever" based on booking statistics from Danish online portal DinnerBooking. Most of these guests are from New York, London and Mexico, according to the article, which also explains that Orlando "is the chef who is going to be on everyone's lips in the future."
And some of those lips belong to world-class chefs from Copenhagen to London to New York and beyond. Chef such as David Chang, Dan Felder, Thomas Sellers, Bryan Voltaggio, Sat Bains, and Orlando's old boss René Redzepi have taken to Twitter to wish Amass a good first service. And Redzepi makes a pretty big call in his tweet, writing, "HELLO - follow Matt and wife Julie as they ride the lighting @AmassRestaurant - could be the opening of the year in Europe."
Just a refresher for those who have yet to secure their Amass reservations, the restaurant offers a menu for 575 dkk ($101) with a wine pairing option of 375 dkk ($66). There's also a smaller menu available at lunch. For the adventurous, there's a communal table in the center of the dining room that seats 10 people. Stay tuned for more in the coming days and weeks.
· Amass [Official Site]
· All Amass Coverage on Eater [-E-]