• In the new trailer for Noma 2.0, René Redzepi says the restaurant opening has been pushed back until early 2018. (Facebook/Rene Redzepi)
Head chef René Redzepi says diners will "just have to wait and see what's coming".
By
Alyssa Braithwaite

28 Sep 2017 - 4:22 PM  UPDATED 28 Sep 2017 - 5:02 PM

Since Denmark's two-Michelin starred restaurant Noma closed its doors earlier this year, head chef René Redzepi and his team have been off exploring and investigating the best new ingredients and food.

In a new video recorded on the Faroe Islands, where he has been fishing with his 'langoustine man', Redzepi says it's been a journey of discovery that has taken them to Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Sweden, Denmark, going from "farm to farm, from butcher to butcher, from fisherman to fisherman, simply trying to see what's out there".

While they are "excited for the next 14 years", the Noma team have been keen to ensure they don't "fall into the same routine" and have been developing new mindsets, finding new inspirations, and working out how to put that all into practice at the new Noma.

But it seems these things take time. They had planned to reopen as an "urban farm" on the edge of the city in Christiania in December, but Redzepi says they have had to push back the opening until early 2018.

"We promised ourselves we're not going to open until we're ready," he says. "It's not a big delay, but there's been delays."

It's all going to be worth the wait though, Redzepi says, as the time will be well spent.

"In all honesty it might even be a good thing for us," he says.

"To actually have a month more to be working on the new menus and the fresh ideas we have is a good thing. We're actually really happy about that. So you're just going to have to wait and see what's coming."

With that mysterious and intriguing sign off from the chef who saw Noma named the world's best restaurant four times, we'll leave you to enjoy the trailer, which is full of beautiful scenery and amazing fresh seafood. 

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