Noma, one of the world’s best restaurants, is pivoting to takeaway in response to the coronavirus pandemic. René Redzepi’s award-winning Copenhagen restaurant will reopen to the public as an outdoor wine and burger spot — and you won't need to make a reservation.
Redzepi temporarily closed his world-famous restaurant on March 14 as Covid-19 spread across Europe. He's now planning to reopen on May 21, serving The Noma Cheeseburger for $15, as well as a veggie burger option.
According to Eater, Noma will employ strategies including outdoor seating and a grab-and-go style menu to reduce the risk of infection.
The Danish restaurant sector is better positioned to reopen than many other countries around the world. Denmark’s chief epidemiologist says the chance of a “second wave” is low.
The Scandinavian nation has a robust testing and contact tracing plan, as well as free healthcare. Noma has reportedly offered additional private health care to its employees as a perk.