Top Danish Restaurant Noma Announces Closing Date

René Redzepi is closing his influential Copenhagen restaurant

When you're 12 years old, puberty is inevitable.

On New Year's Eve of 2016, René Redzepi is closing Noma after a 12-year run. The driving force behind the New Nordic movement, Noma has consistently medaled in world's best rankings, taken its excellence east for a stint in Japan and is now planning an upcoming run in Sydney.

But this isn't good-bye forever. Redzepi is taking everything from Noma's repertoire and using it in a more grown-up, sophisticated way. He'll be reopening Noma in 2017 and, taking a page out of Dan Barber's farm-to-plate playbook, will center the new space around an urban farm. Redzepi is known for his innovative use of and dedication to foraged ingredients, so we can only imagine what he'll manage to grow.

With just one more year to make your fried Finnish reindeer moss and lacto-fermented gooseberries dreams come true, you might want to use your remaining vacation days on a trip to Copenhagen. If that's not in the cards, you can always console yourself with this season's most anticipated openings.