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Copenhagen's Noma in top spot on 'Restaurant' magazine's list

Chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark, focuses on simple, indigenous ingredients such as snails, moss and cod liver.

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Chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark, focuses on simple, indigenous ingredients such as snails, moss and cod liver.

Rene Redzepi's daringly innovative Danish restaurant Noma has reclaimed the title of world's top restaurant.

Noma, which has a meticulous focus on simple, indigenous ingredients such as snails, moss and cod liver, regained the No. 1 spot on Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 best restaurants that it held for three years before being bested in 2013 by El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain.

Located on Copenhagen's waterfront, Noma's menu is almost obsessively defined by the Nordic landscape. Ingredients often are foraged nearby and the meals at the 45-seat restaurant are meant to viscerally connect diners to the land and sea. The restaurant opened in 2004 and gets thousands of reservation requests a day.

Seven U.S. restaurants made the list, two of them in the top 10 — Daniel Humm's Eleven Madison Park in New York was No. 4, up from fifth place last year, and Grant Achatz's ultra-modernist Alinea in Chicago placed No. 9, up from 15th last year.

Napa Valley's the French Laundry, which held the top spot in 2003 and 2004, came in at No. 44.

.Fast Facts

The Top 10

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

4. Eleven Madison Park, New York

5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

7. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

9. Alinea, Chicago

10. The Ledbury, London

To see the complete list, visit theworlds50best.com.

Copenhagen's Noma in top spot on 'Restaurant' magazine's list 05/02/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 5, 2014 5:21pm]
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