Danish restaurant Noma was crowned the worlds best restaurant for the third year in a row in an annual list, beating out top eateries in Spain, Brazil, Italy, the United States and elsewhere.

The S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, produced by Britains Restaurant Magazine, were unveiled in London after voting by a panel of more than 800 chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and food experts who rated chef Rene Redzepis Noma as the ‘standard-bearer for the new Nordic movement.’

Redzepi said he was delighted to win the award for the third time and added that his main philosophy was to create delicious food using locally sourced produce. ‘Its something about the zeitgeist. Its about nature, people growing food, being close to food. Connecting with organic farmers, working hard to maintain a healthy ecology, the utmost deliciousness ties in with this,’ he said.

Chef Redzepi is an ambassador for the New Nordic Food programme set up by the Nordic Council of Ministers and has headed the restaurant since its 2003 opening. The Noma approach to cooking is concentrated on obtaining the best raw materials from the Nordic region such as Icelandic skyr curd, halibut, Greenland musk ox and berries. The two Michelin star restaurant does its own smoking, salting, pickling, drying, grilling and baking, prepares its own vinegars and concocts its own distilled spirits such as its own eaux de vies. Check out Noma’s food lab here.

Source: via IBN live