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Not On the Menu

Looking for publicity, Serendipity 3, a restaurant in New York, N.Y., announced it was offering the world’s most expensive dessert: a $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. Indeed the headlines flashed around the world, but that may have reminded the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that the restaurant was due for another health inspection, since it had failed one previously. Inspectors came in, found “rodent and fly infestation and conditions conducive to pest infestation, including stagnant water in the basement.” The inspector found a live mouse, mouse droppings in multiple locations, flies and cockroaches. Having failed a second time, the restaurant was ordered closed until it could pass. “We will re-open as soon as possible,” a restaurant spokesman said. “It is unfortunate that published reports have exaggerated the situation and may be leading to certain misperceptions.” (RC/New York Times) ...Huh: that’s similar to what happened when they started offering the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate.
Publication Date: 02 December 2007
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 14.
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