Famous forager and multiple award-winning chef Rene Redzepi is bringing his restaurant NOMA to Sydney’s Barangaroo for 10 weeks in January next year.
NOMA, based in Copenhagen has snagged the title of world’s best restaurant for the last four out of five years. Now, Australians will get to sample the chef’s inventive, locally sourced delights.
In keeping with the forager ethos, the Noma team will design an original menu using the best of Australian produce.
“It will be a different journey, but one that I am incredibly excited about — the opportunity to broaden our horizons, to expand our minds and our tastes, to make new friends, and catch-up with old ones, as we delve into this magnificent landscape,” Redzepi said.
The acclaimed chef had waxed lyrical about his dream of cooking in Australia with local produce on his website earlier in the year, and in a coup by Tourism Australia and Lendlease, that dream is now a reality.
Redzepi had written, “ Australia has always drawn me in; its great cities, its generous people, and of course its ever-present sun. But what really boggles my mind is the differences you find in its landscapes and ingredients, because honestly I have never seen anything like it.”
Tokyo has already played host to a pop-up NOMA to much acclaim. This is a taste of what to expect.
— Rene Redzepi (@ReneRedzepiNoma) February 10, 2015
— Rene Redzepi (@ReneRedzepiNoma) January 19, 2015
Sydney-siders will get to enjoy Redzepi’s unique take on Australian ingredients for lunch and dinner five days a week. The location, Barangaroo was chosen for its similarities to the Copenhagen locale, which is also on the water.
The original location will be closed during Redzepi’s tenure in Sydney.