My colleague and I arrived at Noma in time to have a cigarette outside. We enjoyed the view of the reflection of light in the water from Nyhavn’s bars and restaurants before we went inside. The restaurant’s appearance was rustic and rather neutral, yet with incorporated elegance.
Briefly after we sat down, we were offered an aperitif of our own choice, we agreed on champagne. Quickly, the waiter brought a selection of 4 champagnes presented together in a rustic display consisting of metal wire mesh. Each champagne was presented to us with regard to grape, producer and local history. We each chose a champagne, and our glasses were filled up when needed.
While consuming the aperitif, we had 3 different appetisers, each a gift from the gods of taste. Small and unusually tasty compositions of Danish ingredients. They consisted of 1-2 bites each. Each time I took a bite, it was like fireworks of different taste nuances that harmoniously found and surprised my taste buds. The composition of ingredients, together and separately, were very considered and composed, for the sole purpose of conjuring up an amazing taste experience.
We were presented with the menu, and the menu possibilities were briefly explained to us. We quickly agreed on a 7-course menu with matching wine, selected by Noma’s sommelier.
Obviously, all menus were accompanied by 2 kinds of homemade bread, wheat and spelt, which matching spread. A homemade butter as well as an incredibly addictive lard with secret ingredients.
All our courses were amazing culinary wonders of artistic expression, as well as connupias of gastronomical experiences. All our courses were served with impeccable presentation of the selected wine for the course. Food, service and atmosphere did not leave anything to be desired on the journey into the core of the complete restaurant experience.
After a food experience without comparison, we had our coffee in the lounge. Our waiters, who were anxious to please, followed us at an appropriate distance and offered that we could taste ”something special” with our coffee.
It turned out that this was not something traditional, but a large selection of personally selected cognacs and liqueurs. Some of them even created specifically by Noma. Even I, who do not usually like “strong” drinks with my coffee, was surprised by a very delicious 50-year-old cognac, from a producer that I was not familiar with.
As my good ”Spanish” friend Jesper would have said: ”Absolutamente sobresaliente”.
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