The little brother of the restaurant that dethroned Celler de Can Roca as the best restaurant in the world in 2014—NOMA of Copenhagen—has been created as the perfect culinary spin-off, which will certainly be on everyone’s lips for a long time.
Located in one of the main streets of the Christianshavn neighborhood in the Danish capital, 108 Restaurant delights for its tantalizingly delicious dishes, as a new concept by René Redzepi, Head Chef and Co-owner of NOMA, one of the best chefs on the international scene, who rubs elbows with Ferrán Adriá and the Roca brothers, among many others.
Although René Redzepi himself doesn’t cook at 108 Restaurant, one of his most talented disciples, Kristian Baumann, takes the reins of this new establishment, aiming right for the top, to turn it into one of the favorite destinations for culinary travelers and tourists, and local food connoisseurs alike.
The multidisciplinary design studio Space Copenhagen, situated right in the Danish capital and founded by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rutzou in 2005—which was also responsible for René Redzepi’s NOMA—was in charge of designing 108. It breathed new life into a former industrial warehouse to turn it into an innovative and fascinating space with a decidedly Scandinavian design, in perfect harmony with the dishes on the menu, which have been conceptualized as more informal and casual, as compared to those of its famous and indispensable big brother.
Its distinctive neon blue sign with “108” emblazoned on it marks the entrance to the new restaurant which, far from being a copy of its predecessor NOMA, has its own concept, both gastronomically and decoratively speaking, worthy of the most discriminating tastes.