• René Redzepi ventures to Australia, with his restaurant and staff. (noma Australia)
In this brand-new series, follow noma founder René Redzepi and his dynamic international team as they create an original menu that reflects the unique and vibrant flavours of Australia. We share the stories behind some of the dishes, and experience some of what has inspired the noma team in their travels across Australia.
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12 May 2016 - 1:49 PM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2016 - 7:14 PM

Episode 1

Aired Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm on SBS

Acclaimed Danish chef René Redzepi arrives in Australia to begin his exploration of Australian flavours that will lead to the creation of a unique menu for his pop-up restaurant at Barangaroo. Follow René as he travels to outback Australia  to visit one of the local indigenous communities that have hosted the noma team on their earlier research trips. René experiences the vastness and natural beauty of the countryside, the people of the communities, and some of the native ingredients that may become the inspiration for his Australian menu.The early stages of construction are underway, too, for what will become the harbourside home of the ten-week noma australia residency. 

Tasting native ingredients in Margaret River.

Foraging mushrooms.

Episode 2

Aired Thursday 26 May at 7.30pm on SBS

Time is running out for René Redzepi to devise, test and perfect an original menu that interprets the story of Australia through food. Work continues at the restaurant – from the build of the kitchen and dining room, to the development of the menu in the noma test kitchen. The noma team explore the sights and sounds of the Sydney foreshore, with viewers given a different perspective on what the city has to offer.

Episode 3

Aired Thursday 2 Jun at 7.30pm on SBS 

René's team completes their work in the test kitchen and final preparations are made for opening night. Family and friends arrive for a full rehearsal for service and menu. This is their last chance to get it right before the most anticipated culinary event of 2016 takes place. But as the kitchen fills with smoke, René’s dream is starting to feel like a nightmare. Will there be a dream opening?

A look inside the noma pop-up.