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EASTERN suburbs drinking hole the Coogee Bay Hotel is at the centre of a scandal involving the serving of human faecal matter in a bowl of ice cream.

entire story here - but be warned, it's not for the squeamish:
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph...

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  1. Holy cow- right after the "oh how disgusting" thought came the real puzzler- WHY?????

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    1. re: EWSflash

      the hotel manager said, "We are aware of the allegation that has been made, and are treating it as extremely suspicious,''

      my cynical mind wonders if there's a deeper story about the couple involved and whoever was in the kitchen.

      it doesn't sound like the sort of harmless prank some cooks have been known to pull.

    2. I draw the line at peeing in a bucket of fried chicken.

      Have people no limits at all?

      Another reason to reconsider spring break in Oz. Hmmm.

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      1. re: babette feasts

        On the other hand, it probably still tasted better than Baskin-Robbins.

      2. I can't possibly imagine someone doing this in such an obvious way.
        My cynical mind is at work.

        I'm sure if it were me, the whole thing would leave a bad taste in my mouth.

        DT

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        1. re: Davwud

          the story continues to er, fester. the hotel's claiming sabotage, the customer's sticking to their guns, staff accounts contradict cctv evidence, conspiracy theories abound.

          but the jokes have been great.

          more here:
          http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph...

          1. re: fooftales

            Sabotage?!??! What a load of crap!!

            DT

            1. re: Davwud

              DT,

              " . . . leave a bad taste in my mouth." "What a load of crap!!"

              You are on a roll! LOL! Can't wait to see what you will come up with next on the great Poo Whodunit!

              1. re: danhole

                Well from what I've read, I think Mrs. Whyte is full of sh!t.

                DT

                1. re: Davwud

                  the pub's pushing its new coffee special, the crappucino.

                  along with the poop du jour, the chicken ca-ca-tore and the turdish delight.

                  and you haven't lived til you've tried their winter hot pottys.

                  thank you, I'll be here all week. tip your waitstaff, and don't order the gelato.....

                  1. re: fooftales

                    For desert, try the dump cake.

                    Another addition is shit-take mushroom risotto.

                    DT

                    1. re: fooftales

                      What, no Pu Pu Platter references? I know, too easy.

          2. The original article says, "Mr Williams has met with the family several times, and on one occasion inspected the sample of waste for confirmation."

            Does this mean that the Whytes are still carrying the crap around with them? And how did Williams "inspect" it? Smell? Taste? What?

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            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

              Sam, I would have a hard time getting over the trauma of the entire experience, ESPECIALLY if I was carrying a bit of poo in my purse for all to "inspect." I imagine that is scarring the children worse than the original incident . . . "And then mommy pulled the poo out AGAIN!"

              1. re: danhole

                But guys know that a lot of women always carry a lot of s*&t around in their purses.

                1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                  True, but it isn't that literal, Sam! If we did no one would take us out to eat . . . the smell alone should be a bit of a turn off, unless we were dining in a dumpster.

                2. re: danhole

                  that's a good point that's been discussed a lot in the local media.

                  what were these people thinking having their kids identified, photographed and splashed all over the tabloids and television?

                  can you imagine all the cra... er, flack they're copping at school from the other kids?

              2. now the spin doctors are suggesting that gordon ramsay is needed to salvage the pub's reputation:

                "Public relations guru Max Markson, from Markson Sparks, labelled the hotel's attempts to deny responsibility for the dessert as "amateur hour".

                A public mea-culpa and a Gordon Ramsey-style makeover would be required to restore public trust in the Coogee Bay Hotel, he said.

                "If they could bring Gordon Ramsey in, and clean the kitchens, give them a total clean, they need almost to sack all the kitchen staff, which might be outrageous, and start afresh," he said."

                story here:
                http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/5...

                1. in case anyone wonders where these sort of stories end up - the hotel's paying up $50k and issuing a public apology to the family.

                  it hasn't been revealed who spiked the gelato or why.

                  story here:
                  http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/...

                  guess the pub got its last desserts....

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                  1. re: fooftales

                    I wonder if they will ever reveal who spiked the gelato. Or if they will ever find out.

                    1. re: danhole

                      I heard it was the #2 man in the kitchen

                      DT