Chefs from Noma, world's No.3 restaurant, in Hong Kong for art dinner

Don't be envious - auction house Sotheby's hosts 80 top art buyers for exclusive private dinner and preview of impressionist and contemporary lots from its autumn New York art sales

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 4:25pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 4:31pm

A team from one of the world's best restaurants, Noma, will be in Hong Kong  this weekend to prepare an exclusive, invitation-only dinner for guests of auction house Sotheby’s.

The private dinner for 80 of Sotheby's top clients at its Pacific Place, Admiralty, gallery on October 3 will be prepared by a team led by Thomas Frebel, sous chef at the Michelin two-star restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, which, for four of the past five years, was top of the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (this year, it dropped to number three).

This will be the first time chefs from Noma will have cooked for such an event in Hong Kong.

Noma chef Rene Redzepi (who won’t be here for the Sotheby’s dinner) announced in September that he was closing the restaurant on New Year’s eve 2016, and plans to reopen it in another space – one with its own farm - in 2017. The restaurant is famous for its use of indigenous ingredients, many of which are foraged.

Noma had a six-week pop-up event at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo earlier this year, and will be in Sydney, Australia, for 10 weeks in 2016. 

Guests at the dinner on Saturday will also view art from the A. Alfred Taubman Collection, and impressionist and contemporary works, which Sotheby’s will be selling at auction in New York.