The one hour long documentary was portraying chef and owner Rene Redzepi. Half of the time we followed Rene in the kitchen instructing cooks how to prepare dishes, what to do and, very clearly, what not to do. This was spiced up with interviews with kitchen staff, Rene himself and his girlfriend Nadine Levy who in fact met Rene at noma. Very honest interviews, actually.
Yes, we did face Rene’s temper and a glimpse of what it means to work at the world’s 10th best restaurant. I can assure you that the glass walls surrounding the kitchen facing the restaurant are indeed sound insulated.
But what I really liked about this documentary was that, despite the roughness, it showed passion, perfectionism, and enthusiasm. Watching it was the next best thing to be dining there in person.
Rene said that it’s possible to work like that for 10 years max. Five years has past already, so only five more years to enjoy noma?
By the way, I didn’t spot anybody else I know by name but Heston Blumenthal, Connie Nielsen and Lars Ulrich – except for the staff, of course. 🙂