Noma

I was lucky enough to go Noma at the end of my European travels, and it was INCREDIBLE. Noma was voted the second best restaurant in the world this year, and held its status as a two michelin star restaurant as well. Each dish served has an aspect of fermentation in it, and everything is made with local ingredients.

The experience my friend and I had there cannot be compared to any other meal I’ve ever had. The meal itself filled my friend and me with glee and curiousity. My friend and I consider ourselves pretty adept at tasting; we cook often and are very adventurous, but this meal was totally beyond our knowledge. Each dish was constructed with ingredients that were familiar, but prepared in ways that were absolutely crazy. It almost felt like we were watching a magic show, trying to figure out how they did it. Luckily, every watier there had an in depth knowledge of each dish so that we could learn about it.

In addition to the meal itself, I also ordered the juice pairing which comes with a variety of juices that they make in house to pair specifically with different sections of the menu. The juices were also absolutely insane. As someone who loves cocktails and fermented drinks, I was in heaven. More on these later.

Food

Flowers marinated with pollen

Flowers marinated with pollen

Barbecued Pepper

Barbecued Pepper

Candied Beets

Candied Beets

Chilled onion Bouillon

Chilled onion Bouillon

Mold pancakce with truffle

Mold pancakce with truffle

Green asparagus preserved in mold

Green asparagus preserved in mold

Mold pie

Mold pie Mold pie bite

Berry soup

Berry soup

Flatbread with medium rare cooked vegetables

Flatbread with medium rare cooked vegetables

Celeriac Cannolloni

Celeriac Cannolloni

White asparagus with egg yolk sauce

White asparagus with egg yolk sauce

Quail egg in salted ramson leaves

Quail egg in salted ramson leaves

Wild mushrooms barbecued with pine

Wild mushrooms barbecued with pine

Vegetable ragout

Vegetable ragout

Woodruff and birch kombucha

Woodruff and birch kombucha

Crispy bees cooked with chocolate

Crispy bees cooked with chocolate

Fresh berries

Fresh berries

Juices

I didn’t get pictures of the juices unfortunately, but each one of them was perfect!

Seabuckthorn / angelica

Black apple / cherry

Cloudberry / pollen

Kiwi / coriander

Strawberry / chili

Quince / elderflower