In an interview with The New York Times, noma chef, René Redzepi, revealed that the restaurant is to close in ultimo 2016 and to reopen in a new location in 2017.
On New Year’s Eve in 2016, noma has a final service at their current address in the Christianshavn neighbourhood in Copenhagen. In 2017, the restaurant will reopen at the borders of the special Danish community, Christiania, with a new mission and a new menu. To The New York Times, Redzepi has said that the changes at noma is not driven by necessity, but a mission to make a drastic evolution in noma’s approach.
The new vision
The new location for noma looks nothing like a place to serve Michelin food with its graffiti covered walls and floors and no windows or doors, but Redzepi has great plans; He wants to transform the restaurant into an urban farm with a green house on the roof, fresh soil covered grounds and part of the farm will be floating. Rumour has it that Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, is to design the new noma.
Movie; The past, present and future of noma. Copyright: noma
The menu will change by season. In autumn, noma will focus on wild game and autumnal ingredients like mushrooms and forest berries, in winter the restaurant turns into a seafood restaurant and during spring and summer, the restaurant will become a vegetarian restaurant. As far as possible, the ingredients come from nomas own farm.
In late December 2015, the noma staff will relocate to Sydney, Australia, where they will experiment with applying Australian ingredients to the noma approach.