Tortilla Soup (Sopa de Tortilla)
This inventive take on tortilla soup from celebrated Mexican chef Martha Ortiz is garnished with silky goat cheese and crispy pork rinds. Get the recipe for Tortilla Soup (Sopa de Tortilla) ». James Oseland

Using the plate like a canvas, chef Martha Ortiz, daughter of the celebrated Mexican artist Martha Chapa, crafts vivid designs at her Mexico City restaurant Dulce Patria, adding brilliant strokes of color and delicate textures that reveal the rich layers of Mexican history and her own personal experiences. The garnishes atop vibrant tortilla soup and its squash blossom kin (below right) evoke magical-realist still lifes; a husk stretches like a plume from an inkwell in a bowl of nouvelle esquites, a street snack of corn sauteed in butter and aromatics. Each course spins a chapter in a fanciful Mesoamerican tale.

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Dulce Patria
Anatole France 100, Mexico City, Mexico