Last week I was in Sweden, joining some other journalists from around the world on a gastronomy tour. The trip ended in Malmö, at the Southwestern edge of the country. But naturally, all of the writers in attendance were dying to try the food just across the border in Denmark, at Noma. We managed to get reservations there a few weeks ahead of time, and so as we bid farewell to our Swedish hosts, we drove across the massive, five mile-long Øresund Bridge bridge into Copenhagen. The reason we were all curious about Noma, was because for the first time, this previously unknown outpost had knocked Spain’s El Bulli from the top spot in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” in April. I was expecting them to ban me from using any type of recording device, but I did manage to get some shots of the food, and discovered by accident that their pastry chef is a Chicago native, hailing from Pilsen.
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