Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant that is also known as one of the world’s best restaurants according to Restaurant magazine. Noma has hit the top spot three times in the magazine.
Noma opened in 2004, and is well known for its chef Rene Redzepi who relies on foods from nearby forest and shores such as moss,snails, unripe plums and sloe berries.
An eating experience at Noma cost $1,500 kroner ($260 US) and can be more depending on what you order. The restaurant receives thousands of reservation requests daily, however reservations must be made months in advance. The restaurant is credited and known for redefining Nordic cooking.
Danish food safety officials ordered a strict clean up and proper food handling at Noma after 63 people became severely ill with viral gastroenteritis from eating at the Michelin eatery. When two or more people become ill at the same establishment this is considered a food-borne illness breakout.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said Friday it had investigated the popular restaurants after receiving numerous complaints from customers who had dined there during the week of Feb. 12 and 16. It hasn’t been immediately determined what food caused the patrons to have a food-borne illness breakout.
An agency spokesman Morten Lisby described the outbreak that caused vomiting and diarrhea as “massive”.
Restaurant manager Peter Kreiner apologized for the breakout, and said that they were trying to figure out what was the source of the infection with officials.
Kreiner went on to say “our business is based on having satisfied customers here and we’re incredibly sorry on behalf of our guest.” He also stated that the restaurant did their due diligence and contacted the food safety officials once they became aware of the complaints.