It's been a difficult year for all restaurants, even the world-renowned Noma,which closed temporarily, and its sister restaurant 108, which shut its doors permanently in September. However, the pivot to burgers represented a great success for the team and proved hugely popular. So much so that it has inspired a team of Noma veterans to open a permanent burger joint for everyone to enjoy.
Redzepi wrote on Instagram: "'This is either the best idea in the world, or the worst' - that was my friend's response to me when I told him that the Noma burger is back! That we're opening @poplburger as a neighbourhood place for everyone, in the middle of a world wide pandemic. BUT, it's happening and we're very proud [of] it."
The menu is simple: burgers – organic Danish beef and vegetarian or vegan patties, handmade in the Noma fermentation lab – seasonal sides, ice creams and a list of wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. There’s also a takeaway option for those who want to eat at home or sit at the harbour.
An opening date of 3 December has been slated, and the team are working hard bring the Noma burger back to life at POPL.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.