René Redzepi, head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, announces plans to unveil ‘A Taste of Noma at Claridge’s’, as he joins forces with the landmark Mayfair hotel this summer to mark the celebrations of the London Olympics 2012.
Twice voted best restaurant in the world at the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards’ (2010/2011), Redzepi has sparked a cultural revolution with his focus on foraging and the reinterpretation of Nordic cuisine.
For ten days, René Redzepi will be creating a five course menu at Claridge’s which will reflect his signature flavours and dishes from Noma, using local, seasonal British ingredients. Opened in 2003 by chef René Redzepi, Noma has been voted number one restaurant in the world by the San Pellegrino World Best Restaurant Awards for the last two consecutive years. Today, Noma offers a personal rendition of Nordic cuisine through an innovative interpretation of the local terroir.
Redzepi comments: “We are excited about the opportunity to be part of the celebration of the Olympic Games in London and to work closely with the team at Claridge’s. It is a different set-up from our home field, but we look forward to exploring the bounty of a different part of the world.”
Claridge’s General Manager Thomas Kochs says: “This unique dining experience will be the first time the legendary chef will create his ground-breaking vision outside Denmark. The arrival of René and his team marks a true milestone in Claridge’s culinary history, especially during such an exciting time in the capital. As London welcomes the best of the best from around the globe this summer, we are proud to make our contribution by bringing the world’s best restaurant to Claridge’s!”
‘A Taste of Noma at Claridge’s’ will be available for both lunch and dinner in Claridge’s Ballroom from 28th July to 6th August 2012. René Redzepi will be in attendance every day together with his team of chefs from Noma. The five course menu is priced at £195 per person.
Taste Festivals are considered as the most eagerly anticipated culinary occasions of the year. Now in 15 cities worldwide from Sydney to Milan, Amsterdam to Cape Town all based on the flagship event Taste of London – which runs this year from 21st -24th June in Regents Park. Taste represents foodie heaven, stunning food prepared by the city’s greatest restaurants, world famous chefs, superb drink and outstanding entertainment, set in bustling summer cities.
‘A Taste of Noma at Claridge’s’ has been a collaboration with Taste Festivals who have brought their considerable international expertise to this project.