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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 15
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2013-03-08 02:09:21 PM
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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
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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 04:56:32 PM
1 votes:
"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."

The employees were probably too stoned or lazy to care- restaurants are potentially gross.

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CSB: In the early 70's I worked at a VERY highly regarded, high-end Italian restaurant in Orange County CA as a teen (Fullerton, 1972 to be exact); the "head chef" was a (retired) ex-"weatherground" terrorist (still on the lam from some building he helped blow up in the 60's) who was one VERY sick puppy. Nice guy otherwise. Our restaurant was infested by mice- he used to throw them in the pizza ovens "to watch them dance" (until their legs were gone) and had "prepared and served" numerous mice dishes (breaded, boiled, flambéed, roasted) with fancy pasta and sauces and made a show of "serving them" to our mousy manager to try out on a (seemed like almost daily) weekly basis. Lucille... She was SO ditzy she honestly appeared to fall for it, week after week; month after month (although someone would always stop her prior to taking a bite) Hilarity usually ensued (after her incessant screaming and fit-throwing)

The obvious (and common) "dropping the steak" on that dirty (mouse and roach infested) kitchen floor and throwing it back on the plate to serve, or cockroachbodies and/or mice poop in the raw foodstuffs, dirty dishes/utensils, "aged" mayo or improperly refrigerated foods was/is a common occurrence there, and I assume(d) everywhere. Never mind who was washing their hands! They had great food 99% of the time, but whenever I eat a restaurant I always keep in mind that it's a bit dicey when it comes to true cleanliness.

We had MANY a celebrity and a highly regarded ranking and reputation (must have paid off the food inspectors or something). We had a "celebrity" owner of Sicilian descent (I used to call him my own Don) and were quite the happening nightspot. He had a modern dance studio next door with some VERY HOT chicks (oddly, the owner was the only straight "dancer" I ever met- very masculine and those gorgeous women just thronged to him- innumerable wild "after closing parties" were had there, my friends... good times...good times...

At the same time, eating off little taqueria wagons and small restaurants in Mexico in the early 70's helped me considerably on my hygiene or "WTF is this" issues... if it tastes good, don't ask questions. That's how I was introduced to brains, stomach lining, goats head, cat, dog and horsemeat (none of which I would have willingly eaten had I known). Nothing wrong with goats head or brains or tripe, but I figure there's enough foods out there that I can pass on some (same goes for escargot, testicles, etc you get it-.)

The worst "willingly" consumed thing I EVER ate was baalut (balute?)- a fancy Filipino dish in recognition of our new IT H-1 visa recruits from the Philippines. Had me eating that damn fertilized egg (pretty much a fully developed chicken inn the egg, with chewy, crunchy little bones, etc.)  Never did understand how people enjoyed eating sardines either.Gross-

So, a little Norovirus and unwashed hands? Meh- shiat happens (chuckle)

/end of CSB  I used to be pretty cool back in the day
2013-03-08 03:57:16 PM
1 votes:

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 03:55:03 PM
1 votes:

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 03:46:12 PM
1 votes:
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 03:44:06 PM
1 votes:
Norovirus, aka winter vomiting virus, is the single worst thing I've ever had, and I've had a burst appendix.
2013-03-08 03:40:48 PM
1 votes:

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 03:38:40 PM
1 votes:

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 03:28:59 PM
1 votes:
People won't be eating there Noma
2013-03-08 03:27:24 PM
1 votes:
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 03:14:58 PM
1 votes:
I've had to sleep in my bathtub because of norovirus. Not fun. Not fun at all.
2013-03-08 02:24:00 PM
1 votes:
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 01:42:22 PM
1 votes:
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 09:56:51 AM
1 votes:
Michelin generally deducts a star for Niagara Falls-like diarrhea.
 
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