The opening of Noma 2.0, the new version of the famed Copenhagen restaurant, has been delayed, Bloomberg food critic Richard Vines, first reported on Twitter and Noma confirmed.
Chef and foraging evangelist René Redzepi closed Noma earlier this year with plans to reopen in a new space with its own urban farm this December. But, according to a statement on Noma’s site, the opening has now been pushed to mid-January because the construction crew found “an ancient stone wall buried in the ground” a few months ago. Archaeologists inspected the wall and determined it to be “insignificant,” and construction has since resumed.
In the meantime, those eagerly awaiting a small taste of Noma in Copenhagen can attend Under the Bridge, the casual outdoor pop-up from Noma staff, which recently extended its run through mid November. Another fun tidbit from the statement: ex-Tartine baker Richard Hart will be lending a hand as he works on plans to open his own Copenhagen bakery.