Noma, a high-end Copenhagen restaurant boasting three Michelin stars and regularly dubbed one of the world's top eateries, is set to close at the end of 2024 to be transformed into a food laboratory.
In 2025, Noma will be reinvented into "Noma 3.0", a giant food laboratory and test kitchen focused on food innovation and the development of new flavours. More specifically, the test kitchen will develop products for the Noma projects line, such as fermented sauces, cooking classes and an online platform.
The restaurant's chef, Rene Redzepi, stated that there could be Noma pop-ups in the future.
During the pandemic, Noma temporarily closed and opened pop-up locations in Mexico, Australia and Japan.
On the restaurant's website, its official statement shared that "serving guests will still be a part of who we are, but being a restaurant will no longer define us. Instead, much of our time will be spent on exploring new projects and developing many more ideas and products."