Even the Food Is Surreal With Dali in Philadelphia

Dali-tinis, The Vertigo & A Six-Course Dali Dinner, Just For Starters

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Restaurants and bars stir up surreal drinks and meals, such as the MELONcholy Dali and the Salvador Deli Plate, in celebration of Salvador Dali, the landmark retrospective exhibition on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from February 16 through May 15, 2005.

The MELONcholy Dali served at McCormick & Schmick’s is just one of the unusual cocktails created for the occasion. Other “surreal” drinks include the Dalinean Dream cocktail (think martini glass filled with citrus and vanilla vodkas, mango and raspberry puree toped with a spun sugar confection) in the Swann Lounge of the Four Seasons, The Vertigo (a hot alcoholic beverage with whipped cream) at Twenty Manning, reddish-toned Melting Clock Dopplebock beer at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant and Dali Sangria at Philadelphia Fish & Company.

Restaurants also dish up Dali-inspired menus. Leading the way is the Museum Restaurant, housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The restaurant’s Chef Tracy Hopkins recently returned from Dali’s native Costa Brava in Spain with a full spectrum of Catalonian culinary concepts. Other Dali dining inspirations include the Four Seasons Fountain Restaurant’s Surreal Meal inspired by Dali’s cookbook, Bliss Restaurant’s colorful six-course Dali dinner menu and McCormick & Schmick’s Dill E Dali, a dish that includes crab, shrimp and brie stuffing. The Salvador Deli Plate at The Prime Rib features enough Spanish Serrano ham, chorizo, Marcona almonds, Quince paste and Catalan olives for two.

For information about other Dali-related happenings around town, visit the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) Web site at www.gophila.com/dali.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) builds the region’s economy and image through destination marketing to increase the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the five-county region. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit www.gophila.com or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.

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