10 Restaurants to Try Before You Die


In 2010, this Danish restaurant was named "Best Restaurant in the World" by voters in the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Chef René Redzepi made a name for himself by reinventing Nordic food. Described as "cold weather cuisine" and a "homage to soil and sea," Noma also holds two Michelin stars. A meal will run you about $250 per person.

Redzepi famously refuses to use any imported food, including olive oil, and even often requires his chefs to forage for food in the forests around the Copenhagen restaurant. If you eat at Noma, you may be unfamiliar with many of the ingredients in the dishes, since Redzepi uses foods local to the Nordic region.

Sample Menu Items

  • Buttered langoustine on a hot rock
  • Pike perch with unripe elderberries
  • Baby carrots from Denmark, served with edible "soil" made from malt, hazelnuts and beer, with a cream herb emulsion

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