“Ants On a Shrimp: Noma In Tokyo” is an exploration of creativity and inspiration, and a journey of discovery into the people and places, sights and sounds, tastes and flavours, of one of the world’s most amazing food cultures.
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In January 2015, Noma, recognized as the World’s Best Restaurant, and led by its charismatic chef René Redzepi, moved its entire team from Denmark to Japan. Known for his one-of-a-kind cooking and for distilling the Danish landscape and ‘time and place’ onto a plate, can Redzepi and his team apply their philosophy to an entirely foreign experience, using ingredients that they’ve never seen before, all whilst under the intense pressure and scrutiny that comes with running the world’s best restaurant?
The Noma pop up restaurant in Japan was chef Redzepi’s second time bringing his unique flavors to an international audience, after creating a pop-up restaurant in London in 2012. For this venture, Redzepi and his team designed and presented a fourteen course menu blending his Scandinavian roots with Japanese influences.
Food lovers will delight in director Maurice Dekker’s loving look at the preparation of this luxury cuisine. Salivate as you watch Redzepi and his team taste exquisite local ingredients, and marvel at the astonishing finished products.
As Gary Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times put it: “If the title ‘Ants on a Shrimp’ evokes the worst picnic ever, guess again.”