A top restaurant sickens 63 diners, leading to an apology from Danish haute cuisine restaurant Noma. The Copenhagen-based restaurant, which had received the honor of world's best restaurant for an impressive three years, may have spread the sickness and diarrhea via an infected member of their kitchen staff, according to a Mar. 8, 2013 report by Yahoo! News.
When a top restaurant sickens 63, or any number of diners, there is likely to be backlash, so Noma's apology was only the first step in damage control if the establishment wants to keep its high-end clientele after the norovirus incident.
Noma managing director Peter Kreiner spoke with Reuters after the top restaurant sickened 63 of its valued guests. He offered an apology, explained the actions Noma has taken in cooperating with health inspectors to discover the source of the illness and stressed that the establishment was never in peril of being closed.
Kreiner said, "We are extremely sorry about all of this and I have personally been in dialogue with all the guests who were affected and discussed compensation."