Prepare a truly Surreal meal, where all the food is made from one set of ingredients but presented to look like foods from other food groups. In the heyday of Surrealism back in the thirties and forties, Salvador Dali’ threw lavish parties where he melded food and decor into a new medium of creative expression. The photographs below are taken from a dinner that I created for an evening sponsored by the Salvador Dali’ Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Let your mind run wild or mimic this meal by going to your local art supply store, buying painter’s palettes ($5 each), and arranging any assortment of brightly colored pureed seasoned vegetables with a filet of chicken, fish, or beef.
music to dine by Tom Waits/Crystal Gayle One From the Heart, Original Soundtrack Columbia