NEWS NORDIC: Next stop for Noma: Mexico

NEWS NORDIC: Next stop for Noma: Mexico
19 Nov 2016

NEWS NORDIC: As Noma nears its closure and re-opening in the restaurant's new location, René Redzepi takes on another ambitious pop-up project: this time in Central America – Mexico, to be exact. The residence is cosigned both Redzepi and his former sous-chef, Rosio Sanchez.

Since Ms Sanchez left Noma, she's been running taquería Hija de Sanchez in Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, which itself has hosted pop-ups from some of the world's most famous chefs, which White Guide wrote about last year. Now, she embarks on a joint endeavor together with Mr Redzepi, in a country where she herself has roots: Mexico. 

– I consider it to be my adopted home, one filled with almost a decade of cherished memories from vacations with my family. The place that I dream about. Home to one of the most exciting cuisines I have ever tasted: as old as time and yet so relevant. Full of ingredients I never knew existed. This cooking inspires the team and I constantly here in Copenhagen. It is safe to say that there is already a touch of influence from Mexico in the food at Noma, says Redzepi. 

The two chefs, together with a small team, have traveled throughout Mexico for the last 6 months, gathering flavors and inspiration on a journey that will now culminate in an outdoor restaurant in Tulum, on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula. 

The residence is Noma's third, the first two being Tokyo in 2015 and Sydney in 2016. It will take place between the 12th of April and the 28th of May 2017, and feature a fixed price (600USD) menu, "wild like the Mexican landscape", that includes beverage pairing, water and tea/coffee. In the meantime, Noma itself has announced that the restaurant will be open for two more months before the location at Strandgade closes.

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