24 Feb '14, 1pm

Noma. The definitive Nordic culinary experience

Noma. The definitive Nordic culinary experience

Kat, our knowledgeable and confident waitress from Australia, helped us navigate through mysterious maze of exotic berries, unknown greens and cooking techniques employed. A little primer on Nordic flavors – due to the extremes of climate, vegetation tends to be tougher and exhibit more bitterness. Combined with Noma’s ethos on only using local Nordic ingredients, you can imagine the difficulty in balancing the flavours and offering a wide range of tastes over a 4-hour luncheon. Hence, Noma uses fermentation techniques in many of the creations to release even more flavour and texture. Going local also meant the usual fine dining fixtures like foie gras, wagyu beef or Spanish ham were off the menu. To maximize their arsenal of raw ingredients, a team of chefs-turn-foragers scour the local beach and forest for flowers, berries, moss and more. Noma also relies on specialists ...

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