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(Politiken)   63 hit by Norovirus at world's best restaurant. A week before the Michelin stars are given. Let's hope the votes are in already   (politiken.dk) divider line 111
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2013-03-08 09:56:51 AM
Michelin generally deducts a star for Niagara Falls-like diarrhea.
 
2013-03-08 01:42:22 PM
Um...it's only a 2-star to begin with, according to the article. Either that is an error, or the people who decide 'world's best' rankings are  reallywilling to disregard Michelin ratings?
 
2013-03-08 01:42:27 PM
They should take a cue from the other World's Best Restaurant.
www.sunwarrior.com

But I must say that the Michelin man knows his food.
 
2013-03-08 01:52:12 PM
Let's not.
 
2013-03-08 02:09:21 PM

whistleridge: Um...it's only a 2-star to begin with, according to the article. Either that is an error, or the people who decide 'world's best' rankings are  reallywilling to disregard Michelin ratings?


A Michelin 2-star restaurant is a really highly rated restaurant.  Yes, there are some 3-stars, but it shouldn't be surprising that a different rater decided a 2-star was the best.  The Michelin rating system isn't quite like Yelp or CitySearch.
 
2013-03-08 02:23:02 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: whistleridge: Um...it's only a 2-star to begin with, according to the article. Either that is an error, or the people who decide 'world's best' rankings are  reallywilling to disregard Michelin ratings?

A Michelin 2-star restaurant is a really highly rated restaurant.  Yes, there are some 3-stars, but it shouldn't be surprising that a different rater decided a 2-star was the best.  The Michelin rating system isn't quite like Yelp or CitySearch.


There are only 11 Michelin 3-starred restaurants in the US, and 106 in the world.
 
2013-03-08 02:24:00 PM
Was kinda hoping this was one of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants.  I actually like the guy, but he's on TV so much you know something like this would hound him and would make for some great TV moments.
 
2013-03-08 02:44:18 PM
Just slather more Donkey Sauce on it and get it off my pass!!!
 
2013-03-08 03:04:55 PM
I found a pic of the chef...

xraydelta.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-08 03:14:58 PM
I've had to sleep in my bathtub because of norovirus. Not fun. Not fun at all.
 
2013-03-08 03:24:38 PM
Meh, I only follow Zagat ratings anyways.
 
2013-03-08 03:25:40 PM
I'll just.....eerrrrrrnnhhhhhhh........(plop) leave this here.....

files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2013-03-08 03:26:09 PM

blatz514: I found a pic of the chef...

[xraydelta.files.wordpress.com image 278x381]


stick with the consommé.
 
2013-03-08 03:26:22 PM
I hate Noma. They totally charge for extra tartar sauce for the fish sticks.
 
2013-03-08 03:27:24 PM
Spent last week essentially putting our bedroom/bathroom in quarantine while the GF became fully dehydrated of all bodily fluids for 2 days. She managed to keep a couple saltines and water down on the 3rd day. Worst part was that they said she's contagious for like 3-6 days after her symptoms disappear.

Used a separate bathroom, didnt touch the same dishes, disinfected the surfaces she touched... I felt like a psycho like Howard Hughes but couldn't afford to miss work, especially for multiple days.

/she thought she got it from a coworker who came back to work too quick during their own 3-6 day recovery stretch
 
2013-03-08 03:28:11 PM
FTFA: It added that there was no hot water in taps used by employees to wash their hands.

Denmark is a third-world country?  WTF?
 
2013-03-08 03:28:35 PM
There's a "World's Best" restaurant now?

/I had some "World's Best" chocolate a co-worker was selling to raise money for kids soccer. It was alright.
 
2013-03-08 03:28:36 PM

Gifted Many Few: Meh, I only follow Zagat ratings anyways.


I follow the always-accurate Peterbilt ratings
 
2013-03-08 03:28:59 PM
People won't be eating there Noma
 
2013-03-08 03:29:44 PM

show me: There are only 11 Michelin 3-starred restaurants in the US, and 106 in the world.



That range is seems far too narrow to be useful. I say Suck It to that range.
 
2013-03-08 03:30:37 PM

rkiller1: FTFA: It added that there was no hot water in taps used by employees to wash their hands.

Denmark is a third-world country?  WTF?


Pilot light probably blew out on their hot water heater and they were to lazy to re-light it.  Happens to me at home all the time.  But I then go re-light it.
 
2013-03-08 03:32:21 PM

Notabunny: Gifted Many Few: Meh, I only follow Zagat ratings anyways.

I follow the always-accurate Peterbilt ratings


Just be careful with the Yelp ones. Sometimes I go on there and give bad reviews when I have had a crappy day at work.
 
2013-03-08 03:33:48 PM

downstairs: rkiller1: FTFA: It added that there was no hot water in taps used by employees to wash their hands.

Denmark is a third-world country?  WTF?

Pilot light probably blew out on their hot water heater and they were to lazy to re-light it.  Happens to me at home all the time.  But I then go re-light it.


Cold showers are always a good incentive to re-light the pilot light.
 
2013-03-08 03:38:15 PM
It is too late for the pebbles to vote.
 
2013-03-08 03:38:40 PM

Gifted Many Few: Notabunny: Gifted Many Few: Meh, I only follow Zagat ratings anyways.

I follow the always-accurate Peterbilt ratings

Just be careful with the Yelp ones. Sometimes I go on there and give bad reviews when I have had a crappy day at work.


Heh, get that you're joking.... but indeed I don't know why anyone trusts Yelp.  People are much, much more likely to talk/post about a bad experience as compared to a good one.  Also, most Yelp people who had a bad experience only visited the place once.  And tried 1-2 dishes.
 
2013-03-08 03:39:05 PM

Notabunny: Gifted Many Few: Meh, I only follow Zagat ratings anyways.

I follow the always-accurate Peterbilt ratings


I only listen to this morbidly obese guy who posts on Yelp using 1920's slang to describe everything.
 
2013-03-08 03:40:23 PM
www.hotflick.net
 
2013-03-08 03:40:41 PM
They keep the lights low so you don't see the roaches.
 
2013-03-08 03:40:48 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: There's a "World's Best" restaurant now?



There's been a world's best restaurant for a while.  I think there even competing lists.  When we went on our honeymoon to Europe in 2005, the "World's Best Restaurant" was the Fat Duck in Bray, outside of London.  We couldn't get a table.  But we were able to get a table at Alain Roux's Waterside Inn, which also had three Michelin stars and happened to be just down the block from the Fat Duck.  Interestingly, this led to a number of compare-and-contrast reviews, and most commentators found the Waterside Inn to be better than the Fat Duck.  How a restaurant could be better than the best restaurant in the world kinda made my head asplode, but whatever.

To this day it remains the best meal I've ever eaten.  And at almost 300 GBP for two people, I'd hope so.

/CSB, I know.
 
2013-03-08 03:41:25 PM

cgraves67: Cold showers are always a good incentive to re-light the pilot light.


Alternatively, the best way to wake yourself up in the morning!

/I also get up around 5am 7 days a week
//Never recovered after working 4 years in high school on a 4am golf course maintenance crew, my sleep/shower habits are locked for life into early-morning mode
 
2013-03-08 03:41:56 PM

ShawnDoc: Was kinda hoping this was one of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants.  I actually like the guy, but he's on TV so much you know something like this would hound him and would make for some great TV moments.


There'd be no way he would allow something like to this to happen, though, as delicious as it would be.
 
2013-03-08 03:44:06 PM
Norovirus, aka winter vomiting virus, is the single worst thing I've ever had, and I've had a burst appendix.
 
2013-03-08 03:46:12 PM
Heh, "noma" would NOT be my first choice for a restaurant name, seeing as it's a disease caused primarily by...malnutrition.

CAUTION, a bit gruesome:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noma_%28disease%29
 
2013-03-08 03:46:38 PM
Norovirus. The only time I had to sit on the toilet while holding a bucket. Not fun at all..
 
2013-03-08 03:47:30 PM
Warthog:
There's been a world's best restaurant for a while.  I think there even competing lists.

So, there may be a "World's Best World's Best Restaurant List" to argue about?
Sweet.
 
2013-03-08 03:48:07 PM
Noma?

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2013-03-08 03:48:25 PM

Electromax: cgraves67: Cold showers are always a good incentive to re-light the pilot light.

Alternatively, the best way to wake yourself up in the morning!

/I also get up around 5am 7 days a week
//Never recovered after working 4 years in high school on a 4am golf course maintenance crew, my sleep/shower habits are locked for life into early-morning mode


And this weekend (turning clocks forward) ain't gonna help you none, unless you live outside the US or Arizona.
 
2013-03-08 03:48:45 PM
Truthfully, who cares?
 
2013-03-08 03:50:24 PM
Plop
 
Ehh
2013-03-08 03:50:26 PM
If Denmark had real healthcare instead of socialized medicine, that sick kitchen worker would have arrived at a free-market solution that would have worked to everyone's benefit.
 
2013-03-08 03:50:41 PM

drsmith: Norovirus. The only time I had to sit on the toilet while holding a bucket. Not fun at all..


If that was the only time then you've never had my famous Sprouts Vindaloo.
 
2013-03-08 03:50:53 PM

rkiller1: FTFA: It added that there was no hot water in taps used by employees to wash their hands.

Denmark is a third-world country?  WTF?


You do understand that governments don't deliver hot water, right?
 
2013-03-08 03:52:21 PM
Man, how do you really decide on a world's best restaurant. When you get to the top hundred or so, what criteria do you use?
 
MrT
2013-03-08 03:54:44 PM
Luckily for the restaurant, the Michelin inspectors are supposed to ignore the "dining experience" and focus their ratings solely on the food.

A bout of norovirus seems to be a standard part of the dining experience in these fancy-schmancy restaurants these days.
 
2013-03-08 03:55:03 PM

Tr0mBoNe: I've had to sleep in my bathtub because of norovirus. Not fun. Not fun at all.


My little nephew just passed this around to nearly everyone in our immediate family, including yours truly. About 36 hours of nausea, queasiness, and... explosiveness. Didn't puke, but I seriously considered sleeping on the linoleum floor, just in case.
 
2013-03-08 03:57:16 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Norovirus, aka winter vomiting virus, is the single worst thing I've ever had, and I've had a burst appendix.


Yup. I projectile vomited so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eyeball. Then literally could not do anything but writhe and moan for 6 hours. Nothing in the stomach, no more ralphing, but it just would. not. stop. turning. over. It was like I'd swallowed Rosemary's Baby.

/The shiats were a relief after that, let me tell you.
//Got it from some idiot social-climbing soccer-mom who Just Had to Host a Party for Very Important People despite being puking sick.
///Folks like that deserve to be waterboarded.
 
2013-03-08 03:57:20 PM
If I ever open a restaurant, I'm going to name it World's #1 Restaurant
 
2013-03-08 03:58:23 PM
The concept of "World's Best Restaurant" is retarded.

It's like claiming there exists an objective standard for "World's Most Beautiful Mountain" or "World's Best Song".
 
2013-03-08 03:58:41 PM

drsmith: Norovirus. The only time I had to sit on the toilet while holding a bucket. Not fun at all..


Word, brother. Had the devil bug a couple of weeks ago. At one point while hugging the toilet, I thought I'd have to switch how I'm interacting with the toilet in a split second. Good times...
 
2013-03-08 03:59:39 PM

BarkingUnicorn: rkiller1: FTFA: It added that there was no hot water in taps used by employees to wash their hands.

Denmark is a third-world country?  WTF?

You do understand that governments don't deliver hot water, right?


'Third-world" in this context is poking a wee bit of fun at Denmark, often cited as one of the best countries on the planet, and as a matter of fact, at least local Danish government DOES provide hot water: http://thinkgeoenergy.com/archives/9845  Thanks for making me research that!  I learned something today. Peace.
 
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