Copenhagen 10/2009 (noma restaurant)
Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a concentration of the two Nordic words "nordisk" (Nordic) and "mad" (food), and the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In 2009, it was ranked as the 3rd best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine. Noma also received the honorary prize as "Chefs' Choice" based on votes from the head chefs of the fifty restaurants on the list. The restaurant is located in an old warehouse on the waterfront in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. The building is situated by the Greenlandic Trading Square (Danish: Grønlandske Handelsplads), which for 200 years was a centre for trade to and from the Faroe Islands, Finnmark, Iceland, and in particular, Greenland. Dry fish, salted herring, whale oil and skins are among the goods that were stored in and around the warehouse before being sold off to European markets. In 2004 the warehouse was turned into North Atlantic House, a centre for the art and culture of the North Atlantic region. Noma was opened at the same time by Redzepi and Meyer. The restaurant's Interior design is by Signe Bindslev-Henriksen. The cuisine of Noma is Nordic/Scandinavian; the restaurant's founders René Redzepi and Claus Meyer have attempted to redefine this Nordic cuisine. The cuisine of Noma can be considered more an interpretation of Nordic food than classical Nordic food itself, according to Meyer in the book Noma - Nordic Cuisine.

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