Kong, as it’s a
place I’ve always
wanted to go.
TOKYO | May 29–June 1
In 2015, the entire Noma team moved to Japan for six
weeks to open a pop-up restaurant. See Tokyo the
Noma way, from foraging in the city’s outskirts to
attending a private dinner with Chef Namae Shinobu
at his Michelin-starred L’Effervescence. Explore the
brand-new Toyosu location of the famous Tsukiji fish
market, one of the largest in the world. Redzepi says
this fish market is the best he’s seen: “When you go
to good ones—the ones that have all of the weird
creatures that are in the ocean—it’s like watching a
documentary of all of the shapes, sizes and colours of
the ocean.” Head out from Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo
at Marunouchi to Switch Coffee, a Redzepi favourite.
HONG KONG | June 1–3
Hong Kong is the perfect next “course.” Four Seasons
Hotel Hong Kong is a luxurious getaway, with stunning
views of Victoria Harbour, Kowloon and the Peak.
Enjoy the Hotel’s three-Michelin-starred Lung King
Heen, cocktails in a red-sail junk boat and a traditional
banquet with a whole suckling pig at Fook Lam Moon.
“I’m personally very excited about Hong Kong, as it’s a
place I’ve always wanted to go,” Redzepi says.
CHIANG MAI | June 3–6
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, surrounded by
a lush mix of jungle and mountains, offers a distinct
change from the urban destinations. Former Noma
Chef Garima Arora, whom Redzepi describes as
“one of the super talents that has been through
our kitchen,” joins the group for a meal and a visit
to a Royal Project farm to see sustainable farming
models under development in Thailand. The Royal
Project is an initiative of the king’s to replace opium
farming with agricultural production that provides
far-reaching economic and social benefits to the
communities in the country’s highland areas.
MUMBAI | June 6–8
Arora, originally from Mumbai, joins the journey here
too. “I wanted her to become one of the lead managers
in the kitchen at Noma, but alas, she was homesick,”
says Redzepi—and this colourful, flavour-filled end to
the Asian part of the adventure will explain why. She
leads guests through Crawford Market and through
the preparation of a meal of traditional Indian food.
From Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, head out to find
some of the world’s most innovative street food.
Hong Kong Noma Chef René Redzepi
Veronica Chambers won
a James Beard Award
for Yes, Chef, which
she co-authored with
Her most recent book
is the New York Times
best-seller 32 Yolks,
written with celebrated
Chef Eric Ripert.