'Best Restaurant in the World' Offers Ants, Roe, and Horrible Diarrhea IllnessS

Say whatever nasty things you'd like about chicken-fried bro-chef Guy Fieri and his loathed Times Square feed trough, at least it hasn't made dozens and dozens of people violently ill like the best restaurant in the world.

Noma is a famously exclusive two-Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen. It serves things like ants and "Potatoes and bleak fish roe." It also offers a 12-course tasting menu for $880. The food is so good, in fact, that Noma topped the S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna list of the world's best restaurants in 2010, 2011 and 2012. But don't let all those accolades fool you, because apparently Noma still employs the same kind of unhygienic slobs the "foodies" who throng Noma might expect to find in a San Antonio Arby's.

According to Danish health authorities, more than 60 people fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea after feasting at Noma last month, thanks, it is believed, to a sick kitchen employee who was tainting all the food. Health inspectors have criticized Noma for not alerting them sooner and for not "taking proper action" after finding out its employee was sick, according to NBC News. Noma's general manager says he has contacted everyone who the restaurant made unwell and promised them compensation for their woes.

Noma remains open. If you're in Copenhagen and willing to drop a grand for ants and fish eggs, bon appetit.

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