Noma Customer Reveals Fine Dining Experience Similar To ‘The Menu’ Film
Life imitates art – or in this case, vice versa.
After the announcement of the closure of the famous high-end restaurant Noma, many have started to share their experiences with the delicious restaurant.
A woman shared her dining experience at Noma, which many say looks similar to the movie ‘The Menu’.
The video was shared by TikTok user @mrsmedrios, who highlighted her dining experience at Noma.
The world-renowned restaurant announced that it would be closing its doors in 2024, as reported by The New York Times, and while it’s known as “the best restaurant in the world,” customers might disagree!
“If you’re wondering how you can get into one of the most prestigious restaurants in the world, the answer is very easy: get on the waiting list,” explains Medrios.
She walks us through her dining experience, which began with a tour of the greenhouse that Noma uses in its dishes.
Next came the diverse assortment of unconventional delicacies, including a drink you have to bury your face in to get the ‘full experience’.
Many are calling the movie ‘The Menu’ a parody of Noma.
After watching TikTok, users in the comments noticed striking similarities with “The Menu” – a 2022 thriller set in an exclusive dining restaurant.
The film follows a group of people as they travel to a remote island to experience the most expensive fine dining experience of their lives, with a twist of course. It pokes fun at the restaurant industry and food culture.
Like Noma, “The Menu” showcases different parts of the restaurant such as a greenhouse, farmhouse and modern equipment all used for the experience.
While many noted the parallels between the fictional restaurant and the very real one, screenwriters Will Tracy and Seth Reiss explained that there was more to it than that.
While sitting down with Bon Appetit, Tracy explained that the inspiration came from a restaurant he visited on a remote Norwegian island.
“There’s something ruthless about all these tasting menus,” he said. “You can’t leave. You’re being held hostage by a story they’ve been telling for hours.”
Now, many are speculating that the film’s success was Noma’s downfall.
While it’s mostly just speculation (and jokes), people are wondering if the movie helped shut down Noma.
“Noma is shutting down because its work practices are unsustainable and now I’m in a hole, frantically researching whether the Menu went into production before or after this happened,” one user wrote on Twitter.
People are also using this news to call out Noma’s unfair practices towards their employees (similar to the movie), including underpaying their staff, unethical harvesting procedures, and causing mass trauma to their chefs. .
So if you’ve got over $1,000 to spare and want to enjoy Noma’s food before it closes, take a note from Anya Taylor-Joy’s character in the movie: ask for a burger to go.
Victoria Soliz is a writer with YourTango covering news and entertainment content. Her work explores trends in pop culture, film and TV, and celebrity news
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