With the closing of the legendary Spanish restaurant El Bulli, the ‘other’ world’s best restaurant Noma, in Copenhagen, is poised to become the next most sought after dinner reservation in the world.
It’s no coincidence that chef René Redzepi helms a two Michelin-starred restaurant, also built on reinventing the culinary wheel. Redzepi is a protégé of the El Bulli kitchen, as are many of today’s most successful restaurateurs. Chefs like Grant Achatz, who heads the Alinea and Next kitchens in Chicago; José Andrés, this year’s James Beard award winner for outstanding chef, and Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz also in Spain have all been schooled by Adrià and reunited to help prepare the restaurant’s last supper.
For the majority of people who will never get to partake in a Noma meal, here’s a glimpse of what it takes to win the S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant Award.