René Redzepi, the chef who brought back hunting and gathering, is closing the original location of his internationally renowned Copenhagen restaurant Noma at the end of February 2017. Reservations for the final two months of lunches and dinners go live on Monday, November 7.
The restaurant will reopen later in 2017, but in an entirely new location and space, in the middle of what Redzepi has more or less described as an urban farm.
You probably haven’t made it to Noma, but you may have boiled green with envy when your wealthier friends landed reservations and flights to Copenhagen for a fancy meal of unpronounceable shellfish and authentic Nordic hay.
There is still a chance you — yes, you! — can snag a table at the restaurant that has been described as the best in the world several times over. You will still need to pony up the $282 per person (excluding beverages), in addition to the cost of plane tickets and accommodations, but that’s a relatively small price to pay for the Instagram cred a meal at the original Noma could earn you.
Set your alarms now: Reservations for the final two months of service at Noma will be offered to the public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Monday, November 7 at 10 a.m. CET; 4:00 a.m. EST. Reservations are also taken by phone: +45 32963297.
There are tables for between 1 and 8 people; for your best chance at grabbing a spot, cajole some friends into joining you at a table for four. Then start dreaming about the New Nordic winter wonderland that is sure to greet you come early 2017. Here’s a sample menu.