QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ Sep 12 2009, 02:55 AM)
QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Sep 11 2009, 07:46 PM)
I'm still on the fence whether I should go there in a few weeks.
I wouldn't eat there if it's within a 24-74 period of your flight when you might be strapped into your airline seat without easy access to a loo.
eta: But then again it appears the whole restaurant has been bleached clean.
There's no reason to suppose that the risk of eating at the FD is any greater than at any other restaurant. The problem is, and what Blumenthal hubristically failed to acknowledge, is that the risk is no less
either. Of course, the sheer arrogance of this incident may in itself induce vomiting.
The moral of this episode is that if by strategic wining and dining and sophistry one achieves exaltation to god-like status, it doesn't actually follow that one has god-like powers over nature. Microbes, unlike food-bloggers, do not have their behaviour moulded by PR stimuli.