This is your last weekend to see Frida Kahlo at The Dali. I was there on Sunday enjoying a Frida Kahlo-themed St. Petersburg day trip. The plan was to see the exhibit, have an exhibit-themed cocktail at FarmTable Kitchen, and then have a Mexican dinner at Red Mesa Cantina.
Frida Kahlo at The Dali
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, working from the mid 1920’s through the early 1950’s, who became one of Mexico’s most famous artists. Her life was every bit as interesting as her artwork, if not more so, and she has been the subject of quite a few biographies. Her work is currently on display at The Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, FL, through April 17, 2017. An audio tour narrated by Susan Sarandon guides you through the exhibit, describing the life and work of Frida Kahlo.
To learn more about this exhibit, check out Julie Garisto’s article, Pondering Frida Kahlo and the Latin American Muse, for Creative Pinellas.
Cocktails at FarmTable Kitchen
FarmTable Kitchen, a gourmet farm-to-table restaurant on the 2nd floor of St. Pete’s Locale Market, changes their seasonal cocktail menu with each new exhibit at The Dali. I had the Tree of Life, inspired by one of Kahlo’s paintings.
Dinner at Red Mesa Cantina
From the moment St Petersburg’s Red Mesa made it onto Laura Riley’s 2016 Top 50 restaurants of Tampa Bay, I have been wanting to try it. There are three restaurants in the Red Mesa Mexican restaurant group: (1) Red Mesa on 4th St. N, (2) Red Mesa Cantina on 3rd St. S, and (3) Red Mesa Mercado on 1st Ave. N. I chose to dine at Red Mesa Cantina on account of their awesome courtyard. The food was good and reasonably-priced. I would recommend it to anyone looking to dine at a Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, a Dali-themed day in St. Pete is always an excellent choice.