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Alma Hosts Noma's Opening Chef Mads Refslund Next Week

Downtown's tasting menu star turns the stoves over to one of the fathers of New Nordic cuisine.

Elizabeth Daniels
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Wow. Score one for Alma downtown, the home of Ari Taymor (Food & Wine Best New Chef) and Ashleigh Parsons, the team that took down Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant list in 2013. They’ve always been ambitious but plan to up the ante next week with a guest dinner by none other than Mads Refslund.

For those who don’t know the Nordic maestro, Refslund is a co-founding chef behind Noma, and is currently working the stoves at ACME in New York City. The insanely popular chef is often credited alongside René Redzepi with bringing foraging and New Nordic cuisine to the forefront. His current restaurant ACME earned two stars from Pete Wells of the NY Times when it opened in 2012.

Reservations for the one-off dinner on Friday, February 20 run $110 per person, with option beverage pairings in addition. Guests can make reservations now by calling the restaurant (the popular event seems to have already crashed their OpenTable account) before it’s too late.

And if that price is still a bit too prohibitive, remember: Alma now does weekday three course menus for $50.

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