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Hospital-themed restaurant in Latvia. Check in like a patient and order up a meal
Here's another unsual restaurant that joins the ranks of off beat eateries like the Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan.
In Riga, Latvia, folks who head to the restaurant Hospitalis check in as if they are patients in a hospital. Once seated in the midst of operating tables, medical equipment and other hospital related paraphenelia, nurses wait on them.
The nurses are not real nurses, just dressed that way. Kind of. Their attire looks more like the va va va voom variety than the nurses who wear sensible shoes. Also, they can play the violin.
By the looks of the menu, this is not a restaurant with everyday food either. The offerings tilt toward the creative and interesting, particularly if you like fish.
In this recent post about Hospitalis in Jaunted, Victor Ortis, who lived in Riga after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, describes the drinks as being served in beakers and test tubes and the food in flasks and operating room dishes.
Although it doesn't sound as if Ortis has eaten here, he surmises that the fact Hospitalis exists might indicate that Latvia has moved up in the culinary world from the days he ate a "Flake Burger--a thin, nondescript slice of meat on a waffle.
The photos are from Hospitalis's website. The nurses were playing the violin during the restaurant's opening.