World-renowned chef Rene Redzepi is taking his Copenhagen restaurant Noma to Australia for a 10-week residency in 2016.

At the Barangaroo, Sydney pop-up, diners can expect “shellfish, wild fish, sea succulents, [and] seaweeds,” according to There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the chef will be throwing much more than shrimp on the barbie.

The chef is already down under, scouting out local ingredients like this enormous, odd-looking dancing green lip abalone.

As well as this mind-boggling mollusk below. According to commenters, the enormous orange creature is a conch.

Can anybody name this (huge) creature of the sea? #nomaaustralia

A photo posted by Rene Redzepi (@reneredzepinoma) on

Mark your calendars: conch will be the new uni in 2016.


Leave it to Redzepi to source weird and wild sea creatures for his pop-up menu. If the Sydney Noma residency is anything like the Tokyo pop-up that went down earlier this year, tickets will sell out in a matter of hours. When sea creatures this strange hit the table, $500 per seat seems like a steal.

[via Twitter]