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Noma, the best restaurant in the world, moves to Tokyo Mandarin Oriental Hotel

May 22, 2014

The Danish chef move its restaurant during the month of January and adapt to the Japanese food culture.

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The Danish chef René Redzepi will move his restaurant Noma (Copenhagen) to Tokyo during the month of January and adapt to the Japanese food culture, announced today the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo, which will become his temporary home.

Between 9 and 31 January 2015, Redzepi and his team will travel to the Mandarin Oriental, which has a Michelin star-to transform at Noma,the most voted Best Restaurant in the World for the fourth consecutive year.

The restaurant will  deligh fifty customers in every lunch and every dinner with “a piece of culinary history and a tasting of the philosophy of Noma”, first performed “with Japanese influences and local and seasonal ingredients,” explained the Mandarin in a statement.

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The Danish chef was “stunned by the richness of Japanese food culture” and hoped that the knowledge gained during their stay in Tokyo enrich its restaurant and kitchen when they return back to Copenhagen.

“It’s an honor for us to make that Redzepi’s dream come true”, said for his part in a statement the director of Mandarin Oriental, Anthony Costa, who added that the transfer of the “number one restaurant in the world” Tokyo is a unique opportunity”.

The  Copenhagen restaurant ranked first in the prestigious 2014 British food magazine Restaurant, followed by the Spanish restaurant  El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), of Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca brothers.
Redzepi  recovered the scepter of world cuisine for the fourth time, after the last edition it wrested the Roca brothers, who in 2014 returned to second place.
The Danish chef, 36 years old, is the main bearer of the new Nordic cuisine and one of the greatest defenders of gastronomic naturalism.

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The Noma opened 11 years ago in Copenhagen, and it was temporarily moved to London, coinciding with the celebration of the Olympic Games in 2012.

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Redzepi and his team will transform the Mandarin Oriental hotel restaurant in a replica of Noma. At each meal, fifty people will have the opportunity to enjoy the philosophy and the creative spirit of Noma, but with Japanese influences and using local and seasonal ingredients.

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The “Noma Mandarin Oriental” have a closed lunch menu for 39.000 yen ($ 380) and another dinner for 149,000 yen  for two people, including an overnight stay at the hotel and breakfast.
Reservations for the restaurant will be available from June 23, according to the hotel, one of 44 belonging to the Mandarin Oriental group.
These are some culinary achievements that have led to Noma to first place in the list of the best restaurants in the world.

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Agencia EFE

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