On this gray day, I thought I would tell you about the best or most colorful meal we had in Mexico City. We went to Dolce Patria in the Polanco neighborhood. I ordered the house margarita and I was in love... hot pink, gold rim, and flowers! I took 15 pictures before I started drinking. I felt kind of goofy taking a ton of pictures of our food until I saw the table next to us doing the same.
Here is the appetizer. It was some kind of taco.
Here is my fish dish- it was yummy. I didn't eat the giant crablike dried chile, but I appreciated the aesthetic quality it added.
Here is Vanessa and Greg's dessert, Tres Leches Cake with ice cream. I order a dessert too, but mine was not as photogenic.
La Dolce Patria, 12" x 16"
I made a little painting from my photos. I am going to have some large prints made to see if they would work for a large painting. I love the over-the-top color, femininity (Martha Ortiz is the chef), and deliciousness of Dulce Patria.
Breaking news! I just finished a new painting. I promise this is the last painting with a face. One of the weird things about this (from vintage imagery) is that "fun" is spelled out on the side of the cake. I love a cake that is so blatant about the emotion you are supposed to have when you look/eat it.
We are back in Mississippi, but here is a highlight from our last day. We visited the Museo Nacional de Artes Populares (Folk Art Museum). It was really great to see all of the finest crafts from all over the country.