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sydney hotel serves up poo-laden gelato

fooftales Oct 25, 2008 02:58 PM

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:

  1. EWSflash Oct 25, 2008 03:05 PM

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

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    1. re: EWSflash
      fooftales Oct 25, 2008 05:11 PM

      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. babette feasts Oct 27, 2008 04:13 AM

      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
        Ralphie_in_Boston Oct 27, 2008 06:29 AM

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

      2. Davwud Oct 29, 2008 12:28 PM

        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.


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        1. re: Davwud
          fooftales Oct 29, 2008 03:39 PM

          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:

          1. re: fooftales
            Davwud Oct 30, 2008 04:45 AM

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


            1. re: Davwud
              danhole Oct 30, 2008 10:34 AM


              " . . . 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
                Davwud Oct 30, 2008 01:15 PM

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


                1. re: Davwud
                  fooftales Oct 30, 2008 07:43 PM

                  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
                    Davwud Oct 31, 2008 04:21 AM

                    For desert, try the dump cake.

                    Another addition is shit-take mushroom risotto.


                    1. re: fooftales
                      Ralphie_in_Boston Oct 31, 2008 06:32 AM

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

          2. Sam Fujisaka Oct 29, 2008 03:50 PM

            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
              danhole Oct 30, 2008 10:37 AM

              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
                Sam Fujisaka Oct 30, 2008 12:08 PM

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

                1. re: Sam Fujisaka
                  danhole Oct 30, 2008 12:29 PM

                  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
                  fooftales Oct 30, 2008 07:46 PM

                  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. fooftales Oct 30, 2008 07:49 PM

                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:

                1. fooftales Nov 9, 2008 12:33 PM

                  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:

                  guess the pub got its last desserts....

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                  1. re: fooftales
                    danhole Nov 10, 2008 05:38 AM

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

                    1. re: danhole
                      Davwud Nov 10, 2008 06:59 AM

                      I heard it was the #2 man in the kitchen


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