NOMA IS THE WORLD’S BEST – AND GERANIUM THE SECOND…
Copenhagen has confirmed its placement as the global dining destination of the moment after its top restaurants became first and second in the 2021 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards (W50B), widely considered the Oscars of gastronomy.
On 5th October 2021 in Antwerp, the most important prize in global gastronomy was announced. Copenhagen’s noma was announced as The World’s Best Restaurant and Geranium as number two.
The Noma and the chef René Redzepi is famed for his foraging and fermenting techniques. “No trip to Noma is ever the same,” the citation said, mentioning highlights from previous seasons including a vegetarian celeriac shawarma and a duck dish of leg, brain and heart served with “claw, feather and beak”.
William Drew, the director of content for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said Noma had “arguably been the most influential restaurant of its generation, setting new standards in terms of research and ingredient sourcing, dish development and presentation”.
On stage, Redzepi used the chance to thank his team, both in Copenhagen and with him on stage: “I think of you as the best team in the galaxy”. Thinking back at the challenges of the past 18 months, he added: “Knowing that we were together is what made me feel safe”.
Geranium under the lead of Rasmus Kofoed climbed tree spots coming in at number two. In the desciption of Geranium, World’s 50 Best notes: “There are arguably no better chefs in the world than Kofoed at applying beauty to food”.
A few weeks ago, Geranium chef Ronni Vexøe Mortensen came second in the Bocuse d’Or biennial world chef championship.
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