Noma is perhaps the most renowned restaurant in the world. Located in Copenhagen, it is considered a gastronomic paradise. Not surprisingly, the restaurant has been named the best restaurant in the world by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best. The ranking for the best restaurants in the world has been compiled by Restaurant magazine. The latest ranking has reaffirmed the reputation of executive chef at Noma Rene Redzepi as the lord of Nordic Cuisine. It is fir the third time in a row that the restaurant has been ranked number one in the prestigious ranking. It is no mean feat as the process of selecting the establishments for the ranking is done by experts from the industry in an extremely professional and transparent manner.
Restaurant Magazine compiles the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants every year and unveils it in a glitzy award ceremony. None of the employees of the sponsors have a say or influence in selecting the finalists. It is a large group of more than 800 international leaders from the restaurant industry who are respected for their expertise create the final list. The world is divided into 27 separate regions and a panel of 31 members headed by a chairperson is created for each region. The panel members include food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. At least ten members from each region are changed every year. Each member has seven votes and they must exercise at least three votes for restaurants outside their region.
The results are finalized by April every year and published online after they are announced to the assembled chefs and academy members. S. Pellegrino World 50 Best Restaurants is unique and not comparable to any other guide or ranking of restaurants. The rules laid down for voting by the panel members allow them to vote for even a small an relatively unknown restaurant in a secluded region. They are supposed to express their opinion frankly and freely based on the experience they have had at the establishment. The restaurants cannot apply themselves nor can they be nominated. However the panelists can vote for any restaurant. The restaurants do not have to fulfill any criteria to become eligible for the ranking. Even recently opened establishments are eligible to make it to the list.
Noma obviously is offering something that is extraordinary and possibly can’t be replicated easily. There is no other explanation why the restaurant why the restaurant has been reigning at the top for so many years now. After all it is considered the most honorable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe. And Noma has been consistently providing an exclusive and unique experience to its guests and diners. The meal at Noma is completely out of the ordinary in terms of both taste and even looks. There is a constant flow of small plates with things that hardly resemble any food item. The cost of the tasting menu at the best restaurant in the world is $267. If you want wine pairing you will have to pay an additional $170. It might look expensive to some but you can rest assured that the meal and the dining experience is worth the money.
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