Two days after the announcement that NOMA was awarded the title of 'World's Best Restaurant' for a second consecutive year, J and I were lucky enough to go there for dinner. Ever since we found out we were coming to Copenhagen J and I have been trying to get at table at NOMA. Reservations are only released three months at a time and are filled within minutes. But there are some perks to J's job and being invited to dinner at NOMA is most certainly one of them.
You don't see a menu at NOMA, you have two choices - seven courses or 12. I went on an 8km run that day because I knew we were having the latter. As it turned out, I really should have gone on a 28km run because the 12 main courses was just the middle part of our food extravaganza.
From top to bottom, L to R:shallow fried reindeer moss with creme fraiche; toasted rye bread sandwich with chicken skins; herbs, flower and duck fat crisps; pickled, smoked quail egg; savoury cookies with speck and blackcurrants and sea-buckthorn leather with pickled rose hip petals.
I had two favorite snacks - both were visually very interesting, defying what one would normally consider edible food and 'yummy' combinations.
From top to bottom, L to R: dried scallop slivers with watercress puree, baby onions with a burnt butter sauce and roe, grains and squid ink; shaved chestnuts with buttered roe; reindeer tongue with apple and langoustine rock with oyster seaweed emulsion.
P.S. I would like to acknowledge the Food Fight blog at www.buzzarfood.wordpress.com for the majority of the images seen here in this blog post. As we were at NOMA for a 'work' dinner I was forbidden by J to take my camera inside.