Just a few weeks before the opening of the Noma pop-up restaurant in Australia which sold out its tables in just a few seconds, today Noma announced the opening of a second restaurant by chef Kristian Baumann. The announcement also comes just a few days before the release of a film called Noma, My perfect storm.
In September, Redzepi announced that Noma would close and in its place he would create a new urban farm which would be a complete re-invention of the concept of a restaurant centred around three distinct seasons.
Baumann said that the restaurant’s name will be 108 which refers to its permanent address on Strandgade in Christianshavn in Copenhagen.
The chef said that for many years he has dreamt of opening a restaurant. “Fortunately René has also been looking for the right opportunity to expand the family. In partnership with him and the Noma team, this dream becomes a reality.”
The restaurant will open its doors in late spring. Baumann said that the team was very excited and looked forward to sharing the vision of the restaurant.
“We’ve spent the last six months preparing for this project: we’ve created dishes, started collaborations with various farmers, and salted, pickled, and preserved all the delicious berries, plants, and flowers that nature has to offer. Our kitchen finds its inspiration in the exciting developments that have happened to Denmark’s restaurant scene over the last decade. I’m going to continue to build on these foundations through the ideas and influences I’ve gained from my upbringing, my career, and my travels. I want to keep exploring; creating the essence of an urban restaurant; one with a proximity to nature, to farms, and to the vibes of the city,” Baumann said.
The restaurant is set to be a causal place for families to go for a quick dinner on a Monday night or for friends to sit down on a Friday evening for a longer meal. “We want to add value to the existing traditions of an already great dining scene and hope to influence the Copenhagen kitchen,” he said.
From mid January to April, while Redzepi and his team will be in Australia, the team at 108 will be taking over the Noma kitchen and open their own pop-up restaurant there.
The pop-up will start on 20 January and will be open for 13 weeks. They will be open between Wednesday and Saturday and will have an a la carte menu. The pop up will also include a wine bar in the restaurant’s current lounge space.