Dinner at Noma Under the Bridge

Dinner at Noma Under the Bridge

with Mikkel Steen Andersen at Noma Under the Bridge on 11 November 2017
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A cobblestone road led us to Copenhagen’s Knippelsbro bridge. Plastic tarps were fastened to shield us from the cold air. It was November in Copenhagen, after all.

We were greeted Noma-style, with one big happy cheer at the entrance. Inside, 60 diners were seated elbow to elbow at one long wooden table for a pop-up dinner titled, Noma Under the Bridge.

Noma was closed during their relocation to their new building, so this pop-up dinner series was born. The last time I saw some of the Noma staff was six months earlier in Tulum, Mexico, where they held another Noma pop-up dinner series, Noma Mexico. It was a lot colder now, and since there was no official running electricity, it was also a lot darker.

The courses were created by Noma staff, each dish with it's own personality, but still Noma-esque. And yes, ants were served at the very end of the meal. The evening was boisterous, casual, and cheerful and I loved every minute of it. The pop-up was supposed to end in September, but was extended until November 12, 2017.

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Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Sparkling and still water

Tostada, seaweed, tomato, mussels reduction, horseradish

The most amazing bread by Richard Hart

Mushroom broth, spinach, greens, dill, mint, blueberry

Spicy fried shrimp cabbage tacos with Noma Mexico Chile de Arbol Oil

Spicy fried shrimp cabbage tacos with Noma Mexico Chile de Arbol Oil

Spicy fried shrimp cabbage tacos with Noma Mexico Chile de Arbol Oil

Chile de arbol oil made when Noma was in Mexico

Spicy fried shrimp cabbage tacos with Noma Mexico Chile de Arbol Oil

The fugly but toothsome celeriac tuber with apples.

Celeriac, apples
Salad with buttermilk miso dressing
Brussels sprouts

Salad with buttermilk miso dressing

Beef cheeks, ox tail and bone marrow sauce, lingonberries, thyme, onion flowers

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Noma Under the Bridge

Chocolate cream, seaweed paste, kiwi

Roasted pear, pear sorbet, lemon verbena, olive oil, roasted seaweed

Coffee

Almond tea cake, lingonberry powder and dried ants

Almond tea cake, lingonberry powder and dried ants

Ants for that lemony zing

"No ants!"

Domaine des Maisons Brulees Silene Blanc, Loire, Vin de France

Domaine Fontedicto 'Pirouette', Languedoc-Roussillon, Vin de France

2015 Pierre Frick Cremant d'Alsace Brut, France

After dinner we headed over to a wine shop across the way for post-dinner beverages.

Post-dinner drinks at Noma Under the Bridge

Post-dinner drinks at Noma Under the Bridge

Post-dinner drinks at Noma Under the Bridge

Post-dinner drinks at Noma Under the Bridge

Until next time!