If you’re frustrated about not being able to book a table at Noma, perhaps the answer is to head to New York. Named best restaurant in the world five times, the Copenhagen darling will open a temporary American address in May.
This isn’t the first time that chef René Redzepi has tried his hand at a pop-up restaurant. Past temporary Noma experiences far from his Danish base have generated a lot of excitement. A pop-up in Tokyo, Japan in 2015 in particular sparked a frenzy, while an event in Tulum, Mexico also proved a hot ticket.
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Noma, which has dominated World Best Restaurant lists for several years, is notoriously hard to get into. And it’s not just a matter of budget. You might think that it’s easier to get a table if you dine solo, but at the moment there’s no availability, even for dining alone.
One solution is to pick New York for your next vacation and catch Noma’s temporary move, from May 16 to 20, to a former metal factory in Brooklyn. But get ready, because reservations for this pop-up will open on April 27, at noon, US East Coast time. Only 50 seats will be available for each night.
You’ll have a better chance of getting a table if you’re a party of two or four. Another requirement is an Amex Platinum, Centurion, Delta SkyMiles Reserve or Hilton Honors Aspire card, as the event is organised in partnership with American Express. Dinner will cost US$700 per person (S$961), including wine pairings.