By Maureen O’Hare, CNN
The gentle clink of glasses, the low hum of conversation, the soft lights and appetite-whetting scents.
All were sadly missed when restaurants around the world were forced to shut their doors in 2020 and 2021, the ovens cold and the owners and workers facing an uncertain future.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards — an event considered the Oscars of the fine dining world — was also obliged to take a hiatus last year, but it’s finally back, and the two eateries at the top of the list are both in Copenhagen.
The No.1 spot this year goes to what is perhaps the best known name in gastronomy: Noma. Danish chef René Redzepi’s three-Michelin star restaurant first opened in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn neighborhood in 2003 and first took the top slot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards back in 2010.
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