I recently blew my farewell dinner on what turned out to be a very expensive and very overrated restaurant. People's reactions to this vary from agreement about the restaurant's mediocrity to the rote "i had the best meal of my life there."
In general, why do you think differences in opinion on food can vary to such a degree?
Are some people just incapable of judging whether something is mediocre or better?
Is good food, never mind excellent, a matter of preference?