Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

We’ve had Halloween beer dinners before, but this year, our seventh in business, we thought we’d switch it up and do something different. So we’re hosting a special beer dinner as the centerpiece of a two-day Dia de los Muertos (that’s Day of the Dead) celebration.  The celebration will kick off with a kids’ event the evening before, but unless you’re under 12 or so, the place you’re really going to want to be is at the dinner on Nov. 2. No costumes for this one, but we do encourage you to paint your face or wear a mask.

We took a different approach to writing this menu because we wanted to focus on foods traditionally served on Dia de los Muertos in Mexico.  As it turns out, the lineup from Day of the Dead Brewery out of Tecate, Mexico, matched up perfectly with our list of traditional dishes.  Mind you, we did take a bit of liberty with the final menu, but you know we often like to put our own personal touch on the authentic foods we serve. I think you’ll find it to be sumptuous and fun.

Day of the Dead is Mexico’s first craft brewery, or at least the first one to be distributed in the States, and the quality is certainly there.  Plus, if you need inspiration for what kind of face paint to choose, check out their labels! What a perfect choice for our first Day of the Dead Beer Dinner.

We will also offer all the dishes for the dinner as well as the beers themselves a la carte in the main dining room that evening, but if you’re interested in the full event, the beer dinner is a much better value.

The Menu

Reception: Death Becomes You Amber Ale 

Avocado tostada with radish and grapefruit
Death Rides a Pale Horse Blonde Ale

Chorizo and Mexican squash tamales with tomatillo salsa
Queen of the Night Pale Ale

Roasted chicken Mole Negro
Pay the Ferryman Porter

Candied pumpkin with Atole ice cream
Traditional Mexican Coffee & Degollado Reposado Tequila