René Redzepi, a Danish chef at Noma, also owns the POPL Burger shop.
The best restaurant in the world is called Noma and it is located in Copenhagen. This place won the title awarded by the world’s 50 best restaurants in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2021, thanks to its experimental and innovative cuisine. Leaves and flower petals, insects, roots, moss, slugs, reindeer penis… These are some of the dishes on the €670 menu created by chef René Redzepi. The Danish chef with three Michelin stars, chosen as the best chef in Europe 2022, runs this restaurant and has also opened another one in the same city specializing in hamburgers.
This is POPL Burger, an establishment located in the Christianshavn neighborhood since late 2020. Its name comes from the Latin word populus, which means “common people” or “crowd”. A name that is not accidental and that refers to the intention to bring the best quality of food to the majority of the population.
At POPL Burger the raw material is Danish organic meat from farms where cattle roam and graze freely. René Redzepi’s team, made up of Noma veterans, spent months developing the recipes in the fermentation lab. And it is that quinoa involves a two-day cooking process until it becomes a hamburger.
Its hamburger menu is divided into four options: cheese, vegetarian and vegan at €15.46 respectively. And a certain meat burger for kids that costs €14.79.
Fermented quinoa tempeh is the main ingredient in vegetarian and vegan options. For his part, the meat burger is organic and includes pickled mayo.
The price of a hamburger with fries is around 20 euros, which some TripAdvisor users found too high. In fact, most customers praise the quality of the burgers but complain about the price, giving them a three out of five star rating on this review site.
Temporary closure of Noma
2021 was a bad year financially for the best restaurant in the world. The restaurant posted a net loss of 1.69 million kroner (227,000 euros) over the past year, Bloomberg reports.
Noma’s team hopes to improve on their numbers in 2022 and 2023, but will take a break before then. Redzepi himself said on his Instagram profile that during the fall and winter, the team will travel around the world “to cook and learn.” In 2023 they will return to the Danish capital to reopen Noma.
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