The Best Restaurant In the World?

This is what a full meal looks like in the world’s best restaurant

Rapper and food TV show host Action Bronson just posted an Instagram reportage of a meal in the best restaurant in the world*—Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 24 courses with ingredients that go from flowers and sea urchin to ants and grasshopper.

Noma has been named best restaurant in the world several times already. Its food is based on the search of the best local ingredients to cook them and present them with extreme care and respect. A full meal at Noma is around $280.

* Of course, “best restaurant in the world” is an arbitrary title by one publication—the British magazine Restaurant. But it’s definitely one of the very best in the planet.

First Course: Fresh berries in fresh herbs

Course Two: Langoustine (Alive)

Course Three: Flower tart

Course Four: Summer peas with chamomile

Course Five: Hay smoked quail egg

Course Six: Tar tar of Danish beef with celery and black ants

Course Seven: Sea urchin with hazelnuts

Course Eight: Caramelized cabbage with rose petals and greens

Course Nine: Shaved cod liver on burnt milk

Course Ten: Roasted baby cucumber with ants and scallop fudge

Course Eleven: Savory Danish donuts with bitter greens and grasshopper

Course Twelve: BBQ’d summer onion

Course Thirteen: Danish squid with black currant sauce

Course Fourteen: Blackberries and cherries in a seaweed broth with cured turbot roe

Course Fifteen: Butternut squash with caviar from Finland

Course Sixteen: Roasted lettuce root with various wild steamed greens in a lemon verbena sauce

Course Seventeen: New potatoes with rose petals and cured egg yolk

Course Eighteen: Roasted bone marrow

Course Nineteen: Pickled squash

Dessert: Rhubarb rose with creme fraiche in apple broth

Dessert Two: Raspberries in a rye cream

Dessert Three: Chocolate covered fermented mushroom

Dessert Four: Egg nog with marinated cherries

Dessert five: Chocolate covered pork rind with berries

You can either let your imagination run wild, or you can see pictures of every dish at the link.  Maybe it’s just me, but some of the food looks like it’s been pre-processed by the human intestinal tract.

But I’m a heathen.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The Best Restaurant In the World? — 6 Comments

  1. Well, shit. My linguistic skills have let me down. I don’t know how to say “Go fuck yourself” in Pretentious Snobbish.

    You know what would top that 28-course pile of “emperor’s new clothes” crap? One of my pot pies. I make a really fucking good chicken pot pie: pie crust on the bottom, biscuit on top, and really fucking good chicken, vegetable, and cream in the middle. And it costs a lot less than $280, and it lasts me a week. (Unless it gets scavanged. My boys aren’t home that often, but they make up for it by the intensity of their devouring everything in sight. Among other things, I cooked 8 pounds of roast beef and 5 pounds of pork sausage links last Sunday. There seems to be rather less remaining than one might expect, unless one were familiar with the habits of college-age sons.)

  2. Anthony Bourdain could probably take you to a food stall in Bangalore with better food and at a much better price. You’d probably be able to get the fried grasshoppers although the Chinese are more known for that.

    Or go to Wo Hops in NYC Chinatown at 3AM. Mott St. Make sure to go down the stairs to the basement one.

    • I’ve only been to Doe’s in Greenville, and that was before BJClinton made ’em famous.

      It was delicious, and overpriced. My daughter tells me that Fayetteville Doe’s is delicious, and overpriced. Of course, she was flattering me at the time, since I was feeding her an excellent bone-in ribeye.

      If you want a great steak in Fayetteville, you go to Herman’s. It’s in a tiny little old house on N. College Ave. The sign fell off the front years ago, but by then word-of-mouth was so good that they had quit advertising, since they already have all the customers they can handle.

      Shaved cod liver on burnt milk? Nah, somebody’s greening you, Bill. Even a cat wouldn’t eat that.

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