Sister Act

Noma’s sister restaurant, 108, opens today in Copenhagen with a more affordable menu
Photos: Hannah Grant, Freya Mcomish

As René Redzepi gets ready to serve the final meal at the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, he isn’t skipping a beat, opening 108, his first stab at a more casual, approachable restaurant just down the road from the original. The space, a cafe serving coffee and pastries during the day, called The Corner, opens today. And at night, the space becomes a full-service restaurant, about which the Michelin-starred chef says:

Throughout the year, we pick berries, flowers, mushrooms and nuts preserving the best of each season. We ferment everything from pumpkin seeds to squid guts, brewing new flavors to heighten our dishes. We collaborate with our farmers to better understand our ingredients and our region, in an effort to keep exploring the Copenhagen kitchen. The menu is à la carte for you to make the evening your own.

For the opening, the menu includes: summer fennel with fresh goat cheese, caramelized milk skin with grilled pork belly and a sourdough “cone” filled with toasted barley ice cream and hazelnuts. There’s also a family style section called livretter, meaning “your favorite dish,” which includes things like a roasted lamb shoulder with summer cabbage, elderflowers and smoked butter sauce with elderberry capers.

Redzepi has one more thing on tap this week, a second Noma documentary called Ants on a Shrimp, which comes out on Friday. Meanwhile, the last meals are being served at Noma before the location gets turned into an urban farm.

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