March 18, 2009

The Taste of Formaldehyde Is Just Your Imagination

Behold the cutlery that diners use at a restaurant in Riga, Latvia. It’s owned by doctors, which explains the establishment's name: Hospitalis (“Hospital”). It also explains why diners sit at operating room “tables,” order off a menu written in Latin, and have their food delivered on gurneys.

As to the food, it’s designed to resemble human body parts whenever possible. For example, take this cake, which is festooned with fingers, tongues and human ears.

That might drive you to the bar, where you may be tempted by a Shirley Temple in a beaker. That slight aftertaste of formaldehyde? It’s just your imagination. Don't worry about the bill; I'm sure your health insurance will cover it!

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