Noma relocates to Japan for three weeks in January

By Melodie Michel

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Rene Redzepi and his team are relocating to Tokyo for three weeks
Rene Redzepi and his team are relocating to Tokyo for three weeks
Rene Redzepin is relocating his Noma restaurant to the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo from 9 to 31 January 2015.

The restaurant’s entire team will move from Copenhagen to Tokyo for the event, and use local Japanese ingredients in the dishes.

“Although our entire staff will move to Tokyo, we’ll leave our ingredients at home. Rather we’ll bring our mindset and sensibilities to the best of pristine winter produce from all over Japan.

“We have already begun to learn about the richness of Japanese food and culture with the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo team as they’ve taken us to Tsukiji and the vegetable markets in Tokyo, and introduced us to some special purveyors over the last few months.

“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,” said Redzepin, who has been “secretly planning” the relocation for five years.

Bookings can be made on Noma’s website from 23 June 2014.

Noma reclaimed the number one spot​ at San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards last month. Speaking right after the victory Redzepi mentioned that Japan would be heavily involved in the future of his restaurant.

Watch BigHospitality’s 50 Best Restaurants video​ to see his reaction upon winning the coveted recognition.

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