A Night to Remember
In Tulum, Mexico under a canopy of palm trees is the hottest restaurant in the world and I don’t mean just hot and muggy. After the mega success of the pop-up in Tokyo and Noma Sydney, world’s renowned chef Rene Redzepi from Noma restaurant in Copenhagen couldn’t resist the idea of opening a more challenging setup than his latest pop-up restaurant, Noma Mexico.
I visited Noma Copenhagen several times and was always impressed by innovating and creative Rene and his staff was. I missed the Noma pop-up in Tokyo and Australia so having the opportunity to experience Noma Mexico was something I was very much looking forward to. This tropical Noma setting has stirred more than just soups and outstanding meals. The advertised $600 ticket dollar per person was sold out within 2 hours of its announcement. Kevin Sintumuang, reporting for Esquire, called “the most enviable meal of the year.” and I couldn’t agree more, this open-air experience was one of a kind. Mr. Redzepi truly stayed true to the local produce as he is known for his unique way to maximize his findings.
Left to right: Flor de Mayo and tamarind, melon clams from the sea of Cortez, and salbute with dried tomatoes and chapulines. –Kisshy Kuefer Photography
The beautiful tropical open-air setting
Left to right: Cold masa broth with lime and all the flowers of the season, young coconut, and caviar and tropical fruit and chile de àrbol.
Left to right: Chaya taco with fresh Bahia Falsa oyster, whole grilled pumpkin, and tostada with escamol
Left to right:Just cooked octopus with “dzikilpak“, and cerdo pelón and fresh milled corn Yaxunah
Every meal was very special, unique and extremely creative, it was indeed a dreamy introduction to another dimension in Mexican kitchen, making this the most memorable meal of my life.