Food & Travel

Jun 29, 2012

Legal battle over restaurant review leaves bitter taste

A nine-year High Court battle over a restaurant review in The Sydney Morning Herald finally came to a close this week and it's left food reviewers with a bitter taste in their mouths.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

A nine-year High Court battle over a restaurant review in The Sydney Morning Herald finally came to a close this week but the result left food writers with a bitter taste in their mouths.

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    Finny thing, I just looked at the clock it appeared it was showing “19:84”. Sure, I quickly realized this must be wrong because of 84. Right?

    Here is an excerpt from what seems to be an ancient rumor that came to us through millenia:
    “… Aesop once was invited to a dinner at a famous restaurant of that time. Some believe its name might look like “CX RX of Athens” but whether such beliefs have any sensible grounds cannot be reliably established.
    Being a simple man he was literally stunned by taste, consistency, color, look, and flavor of almost everything he tried. Most amazing, though, was his experience with oysters. Lacking familiarity with sophisticated dishes he could not even properly describe their taste. When asked, he could not confirm they were sickly sweet or overtly alcoholic. He could not also say they were slippery salty or bitterly oily, or acidly eye-popping, or stingingly burning. ‘No, it is different’, – he said, ‘they are just beyond compare’ “.

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