Posted: Aug 5, 2010 6:53 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 5, 2010 6:54 AM
It could've been the rattlesnake cakes.
Or more precisely, the eggs in the cakes served by The Fort, a restaurant in the foothills west of Denver that specializes in wild game and other Western fare. Jefferson County health officials believe a salmonella outbreak caused by eggs that were likely undercooked is to blame for illnesses reported by a couple dozen diners in July.
Carol Lobato told The Denver Post that she shared a rattlesnake cake as an appetizer July 10. The 77-year-old Denver woman says she spent a few days in the hospital after getting sick.
Health officials say the restaurant has cooperated in the investigation.
The Fort played host to former President Bill Clinton and other world leaders during the 1997 Summit of the Eight in Denver.