Woman With Noma Tokyo Reservation Seeks Date

A woman with one of the most sought-after reservations in the world is looking for a date to share it with, and she's taking applications.

At Nerdgirl.com, San Francisco entrepreneur Stephanie Robesky posted an announcement that she had acquired a reservation for two at Noma Tokyo for her 39th birthday, and she was looking for a date.

Noma, arguably the best restaurant in the world, is normally in Copenhagen, but chef René Redzepi moved the entire staff to Tokyo, where it will operate from January 9 through February 14. Dinner plus wine pairings at Noma Tokyo runs 64,700 yen, or $544 per person. When reservations became available, more than 60,000 people reportedly applied. Robesky was one of the lucky ones.

"Yes, there were 60,000 people who tried to get this reservation and I am lucky enough to have secured one for two. And, sadly, I don't have a dining companion," she wrote. "So I decided since I'm single and dateless on what will be my 39th birthday that I would open up the opportunity for someone to take advantage of this crazy, once in a lifetime meal and find myself a date.  Could it be you?"

Robesky says she will be paying for the meal and wine pairings for her date, but the date must arrange and pay for his own travel to Tokyo and accommodations once there. She says she is looking for a single man from the Bay Area between the ages of 28 and 46 who is easy on the eyes, a good conversationalist, knows "how to use a fork and knife properly," and likes hairless cats. She made a survey for prospective applicants to fill out and says she will narrow it down to three prospective dates, and then select her Noma companion by January 16.