Rene’s Noma Awarded Three Michelin Stars for the First Time

Rene Redzepi, a name well known to any fine dining lovers worldwide finally received the much overdue Star. Rene’s urban sanctum Noma was eventually promoted from Two to Three Michelin Stars. The Stars were long overdue, given Noma’s holistic approach to food and the unusual seasonal ingredients and their creative and complex dishes. Along with the third Michelin Star, Rene even received the Michelin Chef Mentor Award. Noma took to Instagram to acknowledge their long (almost 18 years long) journey to three stars. They captioned the photo stating, “The seemingly impossible has happened.” They also acknowledged the contributions of their guests and their collaborators – farmers, winemakers, and foragers, and their team.

What Does Receiving Three Michelin Stars Mean in the Restaurant Bizz?

Noma, a Denmark-based restaurant, long flaunted its two Michelin Stars until it could finally flaunt the 3rd. When it comes to stars, two Michelin Star rating indicates that the restaurant offers good food and is worth a detour. However, a three-star rating signifies that the restaurant is worth a “special journey.”

Noma enjoyed the two-star rating since the beginning. The restaurant relaunched in 2018 at a new location and a new seasonally rotating menu. The relaunch also gathered reviews from food critics across the US, even from the ones who generally don’t jet-set-go abroad to review a restaurant. The who’s who of the restaurant biz flew to Denmark to review the changes and had nothing but praises to sing.

A Long Journey to the Stars of Otherwise Acclaimed Restaurant

What took a man, who forced food lovers worldwide to Google the words “sea buckthorn,” so long to receive his 3rd Michelin star? For those of you wondering, sea buckthorn is also called Siberian Pineapple. They are shrubs that are popularly used in Russia and China for their nutritional and medicinal value. There are many speculations about why the three-star rating eluded the restaurant – but there is still not any solid answer. Folks at Michelin offer various cryptic explanations – from it’s about the food to we have strict criteria. Whatever the case – the restaurant is now on the maps of food lovers worldwide.

This Dessert Gnocchi Is a Game Changer

Most of us are familiar with gnocchi as a savory dish, but some culinary genius has taken this Italian food to the next level. This is the dessert gnocchi that we think is going to prove to be a game-changer.

This Dessert Gnocchi Is a Game Changer

The Method

Boil the gnocchi for two minutes, then drain and add to a large mixing bowl. Throw in a tablespoon of melted unsalted butter and toss it all together. Once your gnocchi is coated, add in half a cup of cinnamon sugar to the mixing bowl and give that a final toss.

Moving onto the all-important sauce, microwave three-quarters of a cup of heavy cream for 30-second intervals until it begins to bubble. Pour your molten cream over two-thirds of a cup of chocolate chips and cover with a plate for three minutes. Once your cream and chocolate have gotten to know each other a little better, add a quarter of a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and just a pinch of cayenne pepper. Whisk it all together to create an indulgent creamy dip for your sweet and doughy gnocchi.

This Dessert Gnocchi Is a Game Changer

Game Changer

Once you’ve tasted this incredible dessert, it will be your go-to for dinner parties forevermore. You can even change the recipe to make it feel healthier if you are conscious about how many calories you’re going to be eating. Simply substitute the regular potato gnocchi for the cauliflower variety. Instead of using heavy cream, cultured probiotic cream cheese is a viable alternative, with coconut sugar as a substitute for cinnamon sugar. Now all you’ll need to do is grab some cocktail sticks to pick up your dessert gnocchi balls or embrace the chaos and dive in with your fingers.

If you want to taste gnocchi as you’ve never had it before, then this dessert is the dish for you. This indulgent dessert will make you forget that you’ve even eating gnocchi at all.