Thursday, September 07, 2017

Dishwasher made partner at famous Danish restaurant...

A dishwasher from the Gambia has been made a co-owner at Copenhagen’s Noma, one of the world’s best restaurants.
Ali Sonko, 62, has worked as kitchen porter at the gastronomic mecca since shortly after it first opened in 2003.

He has become a symbol of the restaurant since chef René Redzepi and his staff came on stage wearing t-shirts bearing his face at the London ceremony at which Noma was first crowned the world’s best restaurant in 2010.

Sonko had been prevented by visa problems from attending. When the restaurant won the award from Restaurant Magazine in 2012, Sonko had managed to arrange a visa and came on stage to give the acceptance speech.

 Redzepi announced his decision to make Sonko a partner at a party on Saturday night to mark the restaurant’s last day at its site on the waterfront in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn neighbourhood. Full story...

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