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René Redzepi Is Very Excited to Be Cooking at Noma’s New Test Kitchen

He’ll be developing new dishes for the next three months

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René Redzepi holding a crustacean.
Photo: René Redzepi / Facebook
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After months traveling through Scandinavia to gain inspiration for Noma 2.0, chef René Redzepi and team are back in Copenhagen, ready to cook. Last week, Redzepi posted a video update on Noma’s progress from the Faroe Islands, and this week he’s giving Noma fans a sneak peek into the crew’s new test kitchen, where they’ll develop the dishes for Noma’s next menu, which, Redzepi reveals, is “all about the ocean.”

Redzepi closed Noma, his revolutionary Danish fine-dining restaurant, earlier this year. It was supposed to reopen in a new Copenhagen location, complete with urban farm, in 2017, but after construction workers stumbled on an ancient stone wall, later determined to be unimportant, the opening was pushed back to January 2018.

This means that Redzepi and crew will have a full three months to work on dishes for the sea-themed menu in the temporary test kitchen space. Redzepi, for one, is enthused. “How good is this test kitchen?” he asks Noma staffers in the video. “It’s amazing,” they concede. “How amazing is it?” he replies.

See how amazing below:

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