René Redzepi, chef of Copenhagen restaurant noma is organising a charity dinner on 26 September at the pop-up restaurant Under the Bridge.
All proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Red Cross Mexico after the horrible earthquakes that devastated the country earlier this week.
Dishes will be prepared by friends of René Redzepi from Hija De Sanchez, Geist (Bo Bech), Taller, Kodbyens Fiskebar and the Noma team with bread prepared by the Hart Bakery.
The Danish chef said that the best natural wines in Denmark will be served during the dinner which have been kindly donated by Rosforth&Roshfort, Petillant and Lieu-Dit. 100 per cent of the ticket price will be donated directly to Red Cross Mexico in support of relief efforts that are taking place following the devastating earthquake.
Bookings can be made here.
Earlier this week, Redzepi announced that because of a delay in building works due to an archaeological find, the pop-up Under the Bridge would continue for another 6 weeks until November 12.
The charity dinner has a special meaning for the team at noma who earlier this year moved to Mexico for seven weeks to open a pop-up restaurant in Tulum. Noma Mexico took a year of planning to come into fruition and existed for just seven weeks but it involved building a 32-metre long kitchen and settling 145 staff members including spouses and children. It was open till May 27 and was an outdoor open-air restaurant was nestled between the jungle and the Caribbean Sea in Tulum.
Let’s hope other chefs and restaurants follow Redzepi’s example in this time of need for Mexico.