“World’s Best Restaurant” to close and re-open as urban farm

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Those trying to snag a table at Denmark’s Noma restaurant may be out of luck as “the world’s best eatery” will close by the end of 2016 and re-open on an urban farm in 2017.

“It makes sense to have your own farm, as a restaurant of this calibre,” the influential restaurant’s chef and founder, Rene Redzepi, told the New York Times.

The restaurant, named the world’s best four times by Restaurant magazine, will move to what is currently a derelict warehouse near the self-governed Copenhagen hippie community of Christiania.

Its new farm will be built by putting a greenhouse on its roof and by digging up an adjacent asphalt lot. Parts of it will float on water, Redzepi said.

The celebrated kitchen will move away from traditional tasting menus in favour of dishes reflecting the season even more closely than they already do, resulting in a variety of wild game in the autumn, seafood in winter and a completely vegetarian menu in spring and summer.

Business at Noma — where booking a table can be near impossible — was still booming, but the move was necessary to “progress”, Redzepi said.

A Noma spokesman confirmed the closure to AFP on Tuesday but declined to comment further.

The two-Michelin-star restaurant grabbed the number one spot in Restaurant magazine’s prestigious annual ranking in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

This year it finished third behind Spain’s “El Celler de Can Roca” and Italy’s “Osteria Francescana”.

It is currently based in a converted 18th-century shipping warehouse, where it has become a favourite of gourmets worldwide for using seasonal and local ingredients in dishes like pike perch and cabbages, and wild duck and pear.

In January Noma will begin a 10-week stint in Sydney, following a similar trend that saw it relocate to Tokyo for several weeks this year.

“We’re bringing the entire team, from dishwasher to general manager,” Redzepi said on the restaurant’s website.

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  • Nash

    Kweli Kenya imebadilika.  Kibaki should act quick and set up this tribunal!

  • Jarateng’

    This is a positive development no impunity on our land good news

  • Anonymous

    Mutunga for President

  • Nayasi Baraka

    This is a good sign from the judiciary. CJ should now clear out the corruption networks within it.

  • Kipllangatpascal

    Let the president act quick

  • Kamannhabo

    This baraza activist needs to get out of the supreme court.
    She should go back to the streets where she came from.
    this woman is no better than
    a simple ‘Makanga’and do not belong to
    any supreme court.

    What a shame. I did not think that a woman
    could be this cruel even to another woman
    as it happened some time ago.

    Akwende kabisa, yeye ni haibu kubwa hata kwa 
    familia yake.

  • James Kiptoo

    Must have respect to the CJ and his committee on such a good judgement. She can now shoot herself on the foot!!

  • SMK

    She got overawed by power! Now exposed to be a small person who cannot handle the big job. As the rule states, if unsuitable, dispose and replace!

  • Francis

    BEHOLD HE LIVES! what a win for Kenya.What a win for a poor young lady and her humble family who had to stand the humiliation of one person.I take no pride in one losing their job but there must be a limit to what one can get away with.All politicians have now been put on notice-By this act of patriotism/honor/integrity by members of JSC the nation has been told-WE ARE READY TO TAKE-ON OUR OWN! woe unto you if you find yourself on the same side as DCJ- BREAKING THE LAW-YOU WILL BE ADVISED TO TAKE YOURSELF TO KAMITI AND PLEAD TO BE TAKEN IN! Those of us with courage-called names on this forum were first to call on her to resign not because of the acts which were shocking but because what she did after was so juvenile you had to suspend logic to make sense.About 30yrs ago when on our first tour to Nairobi-Nairobi show we visited KICC as all school kids had to.We took the elevators (first time for most of us) to top floor.As the elevators opened and some of us looked dazed by the experience and were falling down-waiting outside was no other but the best son of Kenya-Dr. Robert Ouko who helped the staggering fellows steady themselves.Someone who was with him asked: Who are these kids and what are they here for? Dr. Ouko answered: THESE ARE YOUNG KENYANS WHO HAVE COME TO INSPECT THEIR PROPERTIES- KARIBUNI! He did not order his security to shield us from him-HE LIFTED US UP AS WE FELL ON HIS FEET.He proclaimed the truth- KICC BELONGED TO US-TO KENYANS-NAIROBI BELONGED TO US-POWER BELONGED TO THE SMALL BOYS AND GIRLS FROM KABARNET WHO HAD VISITED THAT MORNING-HE ONLY HAD AN OFFICE THERE!. How refreshing that so many years later this was to be the first judgment that CJ and JSC was to affirm-THANKS.    

  • Lucas

    Hapo Zamani za Kale, Bi Baraza ali-brandish a CZ 75b Beretta 92FS. Huu ufisadi ulimfwata huyu kigeugeu mahali popote alipoenda.

    There is need to respect law of land even with power the size of a mustard seed. Ai!

  • baraza

    When you are overtaken by yet-another reckless Matatu driver you may have sympathy for Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s long-time autocrat, who is credited with Singapore’s transformation from third world to first world. He once famously claimed: “Developing countries need discipline more than democracy.”

  • yeah and there goes impunity…….

  • Elijahandika

    Arrogance and pride are the fastest vehicles to insignificance. When King Nabcadnezzar got filled with them he was driven out of palace to go and live with wild beasts in the wilderness! I think he became one of the greatest tourist attraction. Now with madam Baraza, instead of appreciating what was being done by the security carrying out their duties without bending the law, pride and arrogance overcame her understanding of the law. The Chief Justice in his ruling was quite impartial and observed the rule of law. I wish had people like Dr. Mutunga who does what he is required to do without favourtism. But with people like Tobiko the small man of this land will never find justice.

  • Guest

    Going in the right direction for Kenya. Kibaki should act fast, we need her sacked!

  • PETER GICHIRA SOLOMON

    As the person who petitioned the Judicial Service Commission, I was seeking to ensure that Kenyans remain vigilant in the manner which the constitutional provisions are implemented. Whereas my petition was thrown out becuase I wanted them to use thier own investigations and that of the police to instutute procedures for removal from office. It is interesting to see that the JSC invoked the same article 168 that I sought to see it used to have her removed from office..

      

    It is not secret that Kenyans cannot put
    their trust for the implementation of the new constitution on the Executive or
    Parliament. Historically, both these institutions have proved to be anti-reform
    and this has not changed even after the new constitution.

    Therefore, the Judiciary of today – and
    indeed the unthinkable manner in which it was born – has stood out as the only
    beacon of hope for Kenyans. This formed my reason for worry in my petition,
    that public dissatisfaction with the decision of the JSC could as well be the
    most fatal blow to have been dealt to Public confidence in the New Judiciary and
    the new political dispensation.

    As an ordinary Kenyan, I was looking
    at the JSC with an anticipation of a historic ruling and I surely got it. For me Friday is
    the day that will completely mark the change of the Course of Law at the same
    equivalence with the day that our new constitution was born.

    The JSC has set the precedence for both
    this generation and for posterity by communicating to one and all that Justice
    will not be defined through  the tenets
    of power, class, influence and social status. The JSC come out
    clean and indicated that the law is not an expression of the will of the
    dominant class and that the new law will not be a tool of oppression.

    The JSC has upheld the role of the
    Law as an organiser of the society by deciding to forwarding its own petition, to the President as the Chief
    Custodian of the Country’s Constitution to institute measures of the removal of
    the  Deputy Chief Justice, Hon. Lady
    Justice Nancy Baraza from office.

    It would have been tragic for this country for the
    JSC to try and exonerate the Deputy Chief Justice from the allegations brought
    before it. Indeed, considering that 2012 is an election year and
    that Judicial credibility is important for an election process that is devoid of
    the dark days of January 2008. The 13th of January 2012, will go in history as the
    day that JSC would gave the “man in the street” reason to obey the law as it
    would be about Justice and not position in society. I want to anticiate that the Tribunal for her removal from office and the President will affirm this.

     

    Now Kenyans have the reason to entrust their lives, property and destiny
    in the Law and in a Judicial system headed by men and women of honour, who truly
    believe that “ Justice is indeed, Our Shield and Defender”.That said, we should also be careful to ensure that one is INNOCENT until proven guilty.
    It is not secret that Kenyans cannot put
    their trust for the implementation of the new constitution on the Executive or
    Parliament. Historically, both these institutions have proved to be anti-reform
    and this has not changed even after the new constitution.

    Therefore, the Judiciary of today – and
    indeed the unthinkable manner in which it was born – has stood out as the only
    beacon of hope for Kenyans. This formed my reason for worry in my petition,
    that public dissatisfaction with the decision of the JSC could as well be the
    most fatal blow to have been dealt to Public confidence in the New Judiciary and
    the new political dispensation.

    As an ordinary Kenyan, I was looking
    at the JSC with an anticipation of a historic ruling and I surely got it. For me Friday is
    the day that will completely mark the change of the Course of Law at the same
    equivalence with the day that our new constitution was born.

    The JSC has set the precedence for both
    this generation and for posterity by communicating to one and all that Justice
    will not be defined through  the tenets
    of power, class, influence and social status. The JSC come out
    clean and indicated that the law is not an expression of the will of the
    dominant class and that the new law will not be a tool of oppression.

    The JSC has upheld the role of the
    Law as an organiser of the society by deciding to forwarding its own petition, to the President as the Chief
    Custodian of the Country’s Constitution to institute measures of the removal of
    the  Deputy Chief Justice, Hon. Lady
    Justice Nancy Baraza from office.

    It would have been tragic for this country for the
    JSC to try and exonerate the Deputy Chief Justice from the allegations brought
    before it. Indeed, considering that 2012 is an election year and
    that Judicial credibility is important for an election process that is devoid of
    the dark days of January 2008. The 13th of January 2012, will go in history as the
    day that JSC would gave the “man in the street” reason to obey the law as it
    would be about Justice and not position in society. I want to anticiate that the Tribunal for her removal from office and the President will affirm this.

     

    Now Kenyans have the reason to entrust their lives, property and destiny
    in the Law and in a Judicial system headed by men and women of honour, who truly
    believe that “ Justice is indeed, Our Shield and Defender”.

    That said, we should also be careful to ensure that one is INNOCENT until proven guilty.

  • Anonymous

    as unfortunate as this development may be I urge lady justice Baraza to go andd face the tribunal head on. Am positive that the tribunal will find her innocent of the charges. This being the first case the JSC is handling am not surprised at their verdict, in any case they were playing to the public gallery. A competent and impartial tribunal is the only way out of this.

  • Rosemwanose

    If deputy chief  justice can act like this,wakenya watafanya aje?Ama wakenya siwatapoteza matumaini na majaji?
    so please mwai kibaki fanya kweli,becozy tunataka wale wengine wakaochaguliwa to serve Kenya in truth and justice.

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