“Do I believe there is a best restaurant in the world? Of course not. It is ridiculous. But, it changed our restaurant for ever.” This is what René Redzepi, chef of award-winning restaurant Noma says in a soon to be released documentary.
Noma, My Perfect Storm will be released in theatres, on demand and on iTunes on December 18, 2015.
The documentary is written and directed by Pierre Deschamps. The latter had ‘automatic access to genius’. Noma, My Perfect Storm is being termed as a creative journey into the unique mind of René Redzepi.
Deschamps looks into how Redzepi managed to revolutionize the entire world of gastronomy, inventing the alphabeth and vocabulary that would infuse newfound pedigree to Nordic cuisine and establish a new edible world while radically changing the image of the modern chef.
His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale. The distributors Magnolia Pictures say that his story has the fell of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, who reigns over the realm of modern gourmet cuisine.
But beneath the polished surface, cracks appear in the form of old wounds. 2013 stands as the worst year in René Redzepi’s career. During the documentary, the chef is followed as he fights his way back to the top, reinventing NOMA and reclaiming the title of best restaurant in the world in 2014 for the fourth time.
Noma, was in the news recently after selling all its tables for the 10 week pop-up restaurant in Australia in less than two minutes. The chef has also announced earlier this year that the award-winning restaurant will be closing its doors for ever at the end of next year.
In the documentary, Redzepi says that as a cook you are creating a language. “We need an alphabet to build sentences and our ingredients are our alphabet. The more letters we have the better it is.
Here is the trailer.