Danish restaurant Noma 2.0, led by the revered Chef René Redzepi, is set to launch a second batch of seats that will go on sale January 18. The first tickets for Noma’s opening season on February 15 – if you haven’t heard already – were sold out in less than 24 hours, and there are more than 35,000 people on the waiting list.
But if you, like us, are bummed out about not scoring a ticket, you can now snag two seats on opening night by donating to MAD, Redzepi’s non-profit food charity organisation dedicated to connecting the global food community. The lucky winner will be flown to Copenhagen, stay at a four-star hotel, dine on the opening night and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant’s fermentation lab and test kitchen.
The mechanics of the contest are pretty simple: Enter the raffle at Omaze and select an amount to donate. The bigger the donation, the higher the chance of winning that table for two. For example, donating US$10 will earn you 100 entries; US$30,000 will get you 300,000 entries plus a David Chang experience around New York City’s Koreatown. There are also merchandise to be won such as signed cookbooks, signed aprons, MAD t-shirts and tote bags.
Noma 2.0, one of the hottest restaurant openings of the year, crafts its menu based on seasons. The opening menu, suitably, pays tribute to Scandinavian seafood since it’s at its peak during the cold winter months. The menu then segues into vegetable season in summer and early fall. Last but not least, ‘game and forest’ will dominate the kitchen from fall to New Year.
Diners are asked to reserve a seat by paying up front (RM1,430 per person). Bookings will be made for the summer season, which opens in May.
Watch Redzepi's announcement of the contest below:
Noma is located at Refshalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen.