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Review: 7-course 'Art' menu at Topolobampo

Review: 7-course 'Art' menu at Topolobampo

On some level, we all understand that food can trigger emotion, that certain tastes and aromas can exhilarate us, transport us, make us feel warm and nurtured. Dishes we group under "comfort food" aren't comforting in and of themselves, but in the way they return us to memories of when food meant security and love. In "Art," the latest multicourse themed menu at Topolobampo, Rick Bayless presents seven courses that link food, emotion and art in fascinating, challenging and ultimately satisfying ways. I had assumed that "Art" would feature compositions inspired by Mexican artwork, but Bayless worked in reverse. He challenged each of Topolobampo's...