Hello, Dali!

Explore the surrealism of Salvador Dali while enjoying a Spanish tapas dinner

The world's best-known Surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, was a colorful character and unique figure in the art world whose work remains an enigma for many art aficionados.

He pioneered the Surreal style, in which he created a dreamlike world complete with commonplace objects portrayed in absurdist ways painted in a hyper-realist fashion.

You can get to know both the man and his artwork a bit better with a special "Artista Ba-Ba-Reeba!" dinner at Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

"What's So Great About Salvador Dali?" will feature a slide-illustrated presentation given by an Art Institute of Chicago lecturer exploring Dali's inimitable style.

You'll also get to celebrate Dali's Spanish heritage with a six-course tapas dinner paired with Spanish wines and sherries from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! chef Tim Cottini.

Some highlights of the meal include a tasting of pintos such as citrus-cured salmon toast with tomato-caper relish and scallops with banana as the first course, and almond-poached pork belly and roasted rack of lamb with crisp eggplant, basil flan and roasted carrots as two of the subsequent courses. You can view the entire menu by clicking here.

The "What's So Great About Salvador Dali" dinner is priced at $65 per person. Call 773-935-5000 to reserve your spot.

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