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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-17 14:01
Subject: Good dining
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I note that the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo has three Michelin stars for its cuisine.

Is it a cheat that it's actually a star each for three of its restaurants?

(Having eaten in one of them, I can testify that it's one of those meals I will always remember. Possibly because the combination of sheer terror at the view and wonderful food is one I don't encounter very often. Yes, they sat us by the window.)
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2009-11-17 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, it's a cheat. Although having three one-star restaurants is no mean feat I guess.
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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2009-11-17 15:45 (UTC)
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That should be three one star restaurants.


(Hmmm, I've lost track of the michelin starred restaurants I've eaten in. The last one I am sure of was in 1996)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-17 16:06 (UTC)
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I should point out that it's my count, not theirs. Tokyo may have more 3* places than any other city in the world, but the Mandarin is proud enough of its stars without trying to conflate them.
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Neil Youngman
User: tsr2
Date: 2009-11-19 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: The Sky Tower
The view from the Sky tower in Auckland is awesome, no Michelin Stars, but they do have bungee jumpers :-)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-19 17:31 (UTC)
Subject: Re: The Sky Tower
(quickly googles)

Eek! Yes, that'd have much the same effect on me, I think.

(BTW - not heard from you in absolutely ages. We must drop over and see you some time: you haven't moved, have you?)
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