After the huge success of their Japan pop-up earlier this year, René Redzepi has announced that the Noma team will be taking their award winning restaurant to Australia.
Redzepi announced in a post online that the entire team, “from dishwasher to general manager”, will be taking part in the 10 week pop-up.
The chef says that Australia has always drawn him in: “Since my first trip to Australia several years ago I’ve been wanting to spend more time there— exploring, tasting, and understanding its ingredients. From the tropical fruit in the north, to the native pepper leaf of Tasmania; the pristine fish and shellfish of the very south, and all the new exotic wonders in between. Our research forays will take us into the bush, around every shoreline, weeding our way through Flinders and Kangaroo Island. Somewhere along that course I may even get my first surfing lesson”.
Noma Australia will open inside the Barangaroo precinct on Sydney's Harbourside in January 2016. Tickets are not yet on sale but those who want to be notified as soon as they are can sign up online.
The news of Noma in Australia is yet another example of restaurants loosing their borders. Heston Blumenthal has already been down under with his Fat Duck pop-up and we recently brought you news of Grant Achatz’s plans to take Alinea on tour to Miami and Madrid.
Watch the video below to see Redzepi visit the world famous Jiro Ono when he was in Japan.