Noma in Copenhagen named world's best restaurant

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London, Apr 27 (ANI): Danish restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, which offers dishes of musk ox, milk skin and seawater, has been named the best in the world.

Noma was crowned as the world's best in the annual S. Pellegrino awards run by The Restaurant magazine - knocking off El Bulli, the famed restaurant in Spain run by Ferran Adri'.

The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal's restaurant in Bray, Berks came third.

The S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants were unveiled in London after voting by a panel of 806 chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and food experts who rated innovative gastronomy over haute cuisine.

Noma is headed by 32-year-old chef Rene Redzepi, reports The Telegraph.

Redzepi said in an interview last week: "If you work with me you will often be starting your day in the forest or on the shore because I believe foraging will shape you as a chef. I know it has shaped me. If you see how a plant grows and you taste it in situ you have a perfect example of how it should taste on the plate. But it's more than that. When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them."

Spanish restaurants took four of the top 10 slots in the 2010 list while three U.S. restaurants, chef Grant Achatz's Chicago based Alinea, Daniel Boulud's Daniel, and Thomas Keller's New York eatery Per Se, appeared in the top 10. (ANI)

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