Inspired by the Dali Museum's new exhibit "Ferran Adria: The Invention of Food," which details Spanish chef Adria's career, our food and art critics debated a question: Can food be art? At his now-closed restaurant in Spain, elBulli, Adria was known for transforming food, introducing new technology to cooking and using bold plating to make his food look, sometimes, like something else entirely. We've rounded up photos of dishes local restaurants put out over the past couple years that hew to that idea of bold, striking presentation. Warning: These photos may be hard to look at when hungry.
Photos: A look at some of Tampa Bay's most beautifully plated meals
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