A 46-year-old woman died after eating at a restaurant in Spain


She was celebrating her husband’s birthday. A total of 18 other diners experienced symptoms of food poisoning. An investigation has been opened up to determine whether the cause of death was poisoning or asphyxiation from particles of vomit in her lungs. An investigation is also underway to determine whether Calvo had actually been served ‘false morels’ in error. “We’ve conducted a primary inspection of the establishment and everything appears to be normal,” explained regional health chief Ana Barceló.

The RIFF restaurant in Valencia

The German owner of RiFF, Bernd H. Knöller said that he had decided to close the restaurant pending the results of the investigation. “Regardless of what caused the situation, I want to convey my deep regret for what happened, and I hope all of the facts will be clarified shortly,” he said. The Valencian restaurant opened achieved a Michelin star in 2009 with this description: “A centrally located and meticulously appointed restaurant with a studied minimalist-inspired look.”


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