Noma’s Game & Forest menu celebrates Denmark’s autumnal bounty. Check out our Noma dinner course-by-course and plate-by-plate if you’re curious about the 18 dishes that were often weird and always wonderful.
Dining at Noma was a dream that came true mere hours after we arrived in Copenhagen.
It’s not every day that we dine at a 3-star Michelin restaurant that’s also the reigning Best Restaurant in the World. It’s also not every day that we eat food like reindeer penis and duck brain cooked by a world-class chef and his many minions.
Noma has announced that it will be closing its restaurant operations at the end of 2024. Consider yourself warned.
Our journey to Chef René Redzepi’s restaurant started in 2012 when we launched this website. Little did we know that we’d eventually travel the world for three years before living in Europe.
We also didn’t know that we’d be thrilled at the opportunity to spend more than $1,000 for dinner featuring a range of eclectic meats and Nordic fruits of the forest. We learned some hard lessons in 2020 but we’ll always consider 2021 to be our payback year, culminating with our meal at Noma.
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Our 2021 Game & Forest Dinner At Noma In Photos
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Course 1 – Reindeer Brain Custard
Course 2 – Hipberry Stuffed With Pollen + Plum
Course 3 – Pickled Quail Egg + Oregano Salad
Course 4 – Wild Boar Speck And Chestnut Paste + Grilled Mushrooms
Course 5 – Apple Salad
Course 6 – Yellow Beet Sashimi
Course 7 – Reindeer Penis Ragout
Course 8 – Pumpkin In Koji Butter
Course 9 – Bear Dumpling
Course 10 – Duck Brain
Course 11 – Whole Cooked Wild Duck
Course 12 – Mushroom Broth With Sumac
Course 13 – Buttermilk And Scoby
Course 14 – Saffron Ice Cream With Poppy Seeds
Course 15 – Reindeer Marrow Caramel
Wine -2015 La Reine Chardonnay
Noma is located at Refshalevej 96, 1432 København K, Denmark.
Yes. Noma was awarded the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2021. As a past winner, Noma is no longer eligible for the award based on current rules.
Noma has an online reservation system; however, each season sells out almost immediately. Unless you get lucky and score a reservation, the best option is to add your name to the restaurant’s online waiting list.
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Noma’s 2023 prices are DKK 3,950 for the set menu, DKK 2,000 for a wine pairing and DKK 1,500 for a juice pairing. These prices currently convert to $590, $300 and $225 respectively. As always, prices and currency conversions are subject to change at any time.
No. Tipping is optional in Denmark.
Noma offers a vegetarian menu option as an alternative to its set menu.
While most people choose to take a taxi or car service, a more cost-effective and efficient option is to take the 2A public bus. Taking this bus, our total transport time was under 30 minutes each way.
Noma doesn’t have a dress code. During our meal, most people (including us) were comfortably dressed in a style best described as business casual.
Our Game and Forest dinner featured 18 plates served over 15 courses.
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About The Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.
Original Publication Date: November 9, 2021