In Ecuadorean cave, meals offered in darkness by the blind

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In Ecuadorean cave, meals offered in darkness by the blind

Blind waiter Oscar Pitiur walks in “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, located 12 meters underground on Oct. 28 in Quito, Ecuador. On the outskirts of Ecuador’s capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in the dark.
Blind waiter Oscar Pitiur waits for guests inside of “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, in Quito, Ecuador. “La Cueva de Rafa” is the brainchild of Rafael Wild, an Ecuadorean who spent years managing an Italian restaurant in Switzerland. Upon return home, he began building a cave as a pastime and decided to open a restaurant inside, run by the blind and serving meals in absolute darkness.
Meals sit on square and circular plates at “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, in Quito, Ecuador. The different shapes help the restaurant’s blind waiters differentiate the types of food they are serving.

In Ecuadorean cave, meals offered in darkness by the blind

Blind waiter Oscar Pitiur walks in “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, located 12 meters underground on Oct. 28 in Quito, Ecuador. On the outskirts of Ecuador’s capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in the dark.
Blind waiter Oscar Pitiur waits for guests inside of “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, in Quito, Ecuador. “La Cueva de Rafa” is the brainchild of Rafael Wild, an Ecuadorean who spent years managing an Italian restaurant in Switzerland. Upon return home, he began building a cave as a pastime and decided to open a restaurant inside, run by the blind and serving meals in absolute darkness.
Meals sit on square and circular plates at “La Cueva de Rafa,” or Rafa’s Cave restaurant, in Quito, Ecuador. The different shapes help the restaurant’s blind waiters differentiate the types of food they are serving.
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