It seems that the Danish chef Rene Redzepi is causing quite for his Noma at Claridges pop up restaurant after the chef brought 22,000 Danish ants into the UK to serve to customers.
The chef is in London during the Olympics to run his first ever pop-up restaurant, an event that sold out in under 2 hours when the tickets went on sale.
The food journalist Richard Vines has visited the pop up and written one of the first reviews online for Bloomberg. He describes the menu and what it's like to watch your dinner crawl towards you on the plate. Vines seems to like the food but stresses that it's not the Noma experience and
In a recent interview with FDL Redzepi told us about discovering the ants and how excited he was because of the flavor they contain. You can see the full video below and watch as Rene jokes about how he might serve them in Noma.
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