I bet that when most of you think of hospitals and food at the same time, you can only think of well… hospital food. And I bet that hospital food is never on someoneâ€™s favorite dish listâ€¦
Well, things just got interestingâ€¦ In Latvia, more specifically in Riga, there is such a restaurant in which a salad and a Straight Jacket are a please:
Is an unusual restaurant in Riga, the capital of Latvia, in which customers eat among skeletons, hospital gurneys and video screenings playing medical clips from various popular movies. The two story restaurant is decorated mostly in an E.R. operating room theme. But if the thought of undergoing surgery isnâ€™t unpleasant enough for you, you can request a table in the restaurant faux dental office. There you can enjoy your meal while sitting in a dentistâ€™s chair. Fortunately, the chair is not equipped with a tiny sink whit swirling water in which the clients can spit their food.
The one medically related place that people dread more than the dentist is the gynecologist office.Â So, of course, Hospitalis has one of these too. Ah, listening to a live band while eating a meal in a gynecologistâ€™s exam roomâ€”now thereâ€™s a multi-orifice experience few other restaurants can match!
The food at Hospitalis consists mostly of continental European selections and salads. Weâ€™ve heard of health food but this is ridiculous. An entree with appetizer and drink will set you back around Ls. 15 ,which is about â‚¬21 or US$27 or about US$24,973 less than it costs to visit a real hospital in America.
Hospitalis also has a small â€œcrazy menuâ€ with entrees like liver-filled quail that are prepared in such a way as to resemble something that might have been surgically extracted from a person. You have to sign an indemnity waiver before ordering anything from the â€œcrazy menuâ€ (no, thatâ€™s not a joke) so hereâ€™s to hoping that the liver they fill the quail with isnâ€™t being removed from you.
Though you can order a â€œnormalâ€ meal at Hospitalis? Be prepared to eat it with syringes, scalpels and other surgical utensils. In that same vein (pun), drinks are served in the likes of test tube vials and I.V. bags. If you are the designated driver but canâ€™t resist getting a drink then ordering a Corona beer in a urine sample jar should ensure that youâ€™ll be sober for the trip home.
Amazingly, Hospitalis is not the worldâ€™s only medical themed restaurant. There is one in Taipei and another one in Singapore. All three were started by former doctors and all have some sort of naughty nurse thing happening (at Hospitalis some of the female wait staff wear rather skimpy nurseâ€™s outfits), which makes us wonder where it is these doctors practiced before getting into the restaurant business.
Hospitalis, however, is the worldâ€™s only medical-themed restaurant where diners can volunteer to be strapped into a Straight Jacket while being spoon fed by the restaurantâ€™s staff. This makes sense to usâ€”youâ€™d have to be crazy to eat here.
Would you eat here?
Source of the article here: http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/riga/unusual-restaurant/medical-hospitalis