Nomas Rene Redzepi to open new restaurant in Copenhagen
Rene Redzepi, co-owner of Copenhagen’s Noma has announced that he will be opening a new restaurant in partnership with chef Kristian Baumann.
The restaurant, named 108, gets its name from its permanent address on Strandgade in Christianshavn, Copenhagen, and has a planned opening for late spring, 2016.
According to Baumann, himself, Redzepi and the Noma team have spent the past six months creating dishes and starting collaborations with various farmers in preparation for the restaurant’s opening.
Baumann says that the restaurant will “be a place for families to come together for a quick dinner on a Monday night, or for friends to sit down on a Friday evening for a longer meal.”
While Redzepi’s team are in Sydney from mid Janurary to April for the 10 week Noma pop-up, Baumann will take over the current Noma kitchen in Copenhagen, using it as a 13 week “training camp” where diners will be able to get a taste of 108 ahead of the Spring opening in its permanent location. The pop-up will be open from 20 January from Wednesday to Saturday, and feature an a la carte menu.
In September this year, Redzepi announced that he will be closing Noma in its current form on New Year's Eve, 2016 in favour of a farm-come-restaurant concept which will open on an auditorium-sized vacant lot in Copenhagen complete with its own urban farm.
Redzepi says with the new venue will come with a menu overhaul – one which will have a more fervent focus on seasonality. In Autumn, dishes will feature wild game such as goose or moose and foraged ingredients such as mushrooms and forest berries; Winter will see the restaurant transform into a seafood restaurant due to the ice cold Danish waters; and Spring and Summer could effectively see Noma become a vegetarian restaurant as the farm “turns green”.
General Manager Thomas stergaard Bagge, Chef Kristian Baumann, Restaurant Manager Jacob Mller)- Photo by Thomas Degner via Noma.dk