Tickets for the pop-up version of Noma in London this summer sold out in 2.5 hours. About 3,400 tickets were snatched up May 8.
According to restaurant trade publication Harden’s in the UK, about 10,000 people had pre-registered for the chance to take part in “A Taste of Noma at Claridge’s”.
The chef of the best restaurant in the world will be opening a pop-up version of his Copenhagen restaurant Noma in London this summer to mark the Olympic Games.
San Francisco restaurant Boulevard, set in a historic building and designed in the manner of France’s Belle Epoque, has been named the best in the US.
At the James Beard Foundation Awards, an event known within the hospitality industry as the ‘Oscars’ of the US food world, chef Nancy Oakes’s eatery was named Outstanding Restaurant Monday night.
For the third year in a row, chef René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant Noma has taken the top spot to be declared the best restaurant in the world.
At the 10th annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in London Monday night, Redzepi cemented his position as the “standard bearer for the New Nordic movement” after his restaurant took home the grandiose title of best in the world.
Fourth-generation Spanish chef Elena Arzak, who heads one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, Arzak, will receive the award for Best Female Chef at this year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
Last year, Arzak watched as her father Juan Mari Arzak stepped up to the stage to receive a lifetime achievement award for his long and storied career.
Elite Traveler, a magazine targeted towards the jet setting, “wealthy elite” has published its ranking of the top 20 restaurants in the world.
The recently launched issue of Elite Traveler’s World’s Top Restaurants magazine gave Alinea the top nod, calling it the best restaurant in the world for its “hypermodern, emotional approach to dining.”
British chef Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, in Bray came in second for “pushing the boundaries of British gastronomy” and providing a dining experience that excites the senses and reinvents traditional British classics.
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has released more details on life after El Bulli, including plans to launch a culinary version of Wikipedia which he’s named La Bullipedia.
At a gastronomy event in Mexico over the weekend, Adrià shared his vision of the much vaunted El Bulli Foundation which is set to open in 2014 and serve as a culinary think tank, reported popular food blog Eater.com.
A series of sustainable buildings are to house the brainstorming center, a workspace and the all-important kitchen.