Nomas Sydney relocation costs expected to exceed $1 million
The temporary relocation of Rene Redzepi’s Noma Restaurant to Sydney is expected to cost around $1,017,275 according to development papers lodged with the City of Sydney – and that doesn’t event touch on wages, produce or other operating costs.
As reported by Good Food, the ten week pop-up restaurant will comprise 35 chefs, 30 waiters and 10 admin personnel and will be open from 11am to midnight. Redzepi announced the Sydney move earlier this year.
Just last week, Redzepi also revealed that he would be shutting Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen in its current format and turning it into an urban farm concept with a menu that adheres strictly to the Danish seasons.
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.
The new Noma will be located in an auditorium-sized vacant lot in Copenhagen, and is expected to open in 2017. Noma’s final service will be held on New Year’s Eve, 2016.