This week I turned 40. As I am not the first one to whom this has happened the news is not here. But my wonderful wife took me for a treat at Noma in Copenhagen. This restaurant has been voted twice in a row “Best in the World” in 2010 and 2011.
I had taken with me a small camera but didn’t inend to do mcuh during the meal I was prepared to enjoy it and foret the camera. Well I almost did but as the atmorsphere was very relaxeded, at tables you could see the flash of people cameras or phone. This is certainely more relaxed that at same place in Switzerland and France where you can hear the flies in the air.
The menu was divided in 2 parts, the first one with the starters, flying onto the table each after ones. Potato and chicken liver, Cookies and cheese, rocket and sterms, Herb toast with smoked cod roe and Rye with chicken skin and peas
For the main the service slow down but not the creativity as you can with the six dishes below :
Pickled vegetables with bone marrow, Razor Clam with parsley dill and horse radish, Squid and unripe sloe berry with white currrant and pine, Cauliflower and pine cream and horse radish, Pike Perch in cabbages verbena and dill, Wild duck with beets beech and malt.
At the end we had 22 dishes and spent a wonderful long time enjoying them. One of the highlight is taht we choose to get the juice drinks instead of the wine selection.A much lighter during the meal was a good experience. I really enjoyed the cooks coming directly to the table to introduce their dishes.
Thanks to Sally again and to my parents for looking after cheeky Basile. And to Copenhagen for being such a nice city.