noma in Christianshavn moved from third place this past April to be crowned the best restaurant in the world by the acclaimed RESTAURANT MAGAZINE. My cousin AMK in Copenhagen sent me an email about it. I do not have noma on my to do list for my next trip to DK but I have been reading reviews from DK Foodies. One good site is http://verygoodfooddk.com/
The culinary artist at noma is Rene' Renzepi. His resume includes Thomas Keller's The French Laundry right here in the Napa Valley. His business partner and the originator of Noma is Claus Meyer. His objective was to bring regional Nordic foods to the world table that had been neglected for many decades with huge focus on high quality Danish butter and pork. The name of the restaurant is a contraction of Nordic Mads. Mads is the Danish word for food.
I am not a competitive sort of person. This number one thing is overrated in my opinion. I prefer things like the best 100 things to do in Copenhagen. I am truly happy for Rene' and Claus and the restaurant however, because they focus on local seasonal Nordic foods and are bringing them out of the closet and putting them on the world's table. New research is even suggesting that the traditional Nordic diet is as healthy as the traditional Mediterranean diet.
I know what reindeer meat is. I have seen little crabs in Limmfjord so I assume there are oysters also. I love cloudberries. But what, pray tell, is vinegar powder?