First Look: Noma’s Plant KingdomThe 2018 Vegetable Season
Restaurant Noma in Copenhagen just opened their second season, which runs from today, June 26th, through September 15th. The vegetable season features no meat or seafood whatsoever. Major spoiler alert! If you would rather be surprised when you sit down to eat yourself – stop reading now. Instead, you can check my review of the seafood season of Noma 2.0. Below is the first look at Noma’s plant kingdom with all the dishes pictured. These photos were shot during a test dinner. Update: Read my full review here.
When you are lucky enough to have dined at some of the best restaurants around the world, few meals will leave you truly mind-blown. A meal may be good, even great, but often it will be a variation of something you’ve had before. However, there are a few dinners that I remember as game changers. My first meal at Geranium was one of them. Rasmus Kofoed elevated food to art in a way that I had not experienced before. Chefs like Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy, and Gaggan Anand of Gaggan in Bangkok, both took storytelling to a new level and their personalities added an extra dimension to the dining experience. Noma has always been unique to me. Especially their style of service, making you feel like you’re welcomed into their home as a friend – if only for a short period.
While I don’t really like the question: What is the best meal you have ever had? For a while now, at least, I’ll feel like I have an answer. The vegetable menu at Noma is totally mind-blowing, extremely interesting, and a taste explosion from start to finish. I had a good feeling I would enjoy the plant kingdom even more than seafood season, but in hindsight, it was impossible to be properly prepared for this meal. Noma is doing something brand new with vegetables and even the progression of the meal, and I think they once again will inspire others to follow. Enjoy!
Rose terracotta: Potted plant cake
Plant cake cut in half
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