*** Just 1 ticket left for Friday – a few still available for Saturday***
It’s been my dream, for a long time now, to go to Mexico for Dia de Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, celebrated from 31 October to 2 November every year. I’m in love with the imagery around the festival, the decorated sugar candy skulls, the elaborate face paints, skeleton puppets and mannequins, colourful paper cut out flags, the marigold flowers, fruit and flamboyant shrines. Despite the spooky name, the festival is really a very positive celebration of life, remembering with fondness, love and humour those who have died and eating, drinking and dancing with family and friends that are still here. It seems to me a very positive way to acknowledge death, which is, after all, an inescapable part of everyone’s life.
I haven’t yet made it to Mexico for Dia de Muertos (it’s still on my bucket list) so this year I’ve decided to indulge my love of all things Day of the Dead with a Mexican Supper Club at our place in Saintfield.
We’re celebrating Dia de Muertos with a feast of our favourite Mexican dishes from across the country – from the fish tacos of Baja California to the slow-cooked spicy, citrussy pibil of the tropical Yucatan. There will be aperitifs & canapes around our outdoor fire pit (weather permitting) and then we’ll all go inside for feasting and drinking.
Day of the Dead Supper Club
Friday 27th October or Saturday 28th October 2017, 7pm
Lime, Brown Sugar & Mezcal Cooler
Spinach & Ricotta Empanadas
Baja California Fried Fish Tacos or Scallion Tacos
with Orange, Shredded Red Cabbage & Pasilla Crema
Trio of Sopes:
Potato & Chorizo or Potato & Halloumi
Refried Beans, Queso Fresco & Pineapple Salsa
Avocado, Crispy Leeks and Shrimp or Pickled Radish
Slow-cooked Chicken Pibil with Pink Pickled Onions
OR Roasted Sweet Potato, Shallots & Mushrooms in a Pumpkin Seed Sauce
Mexican Slaw, Rice & Beans
Hibiscus Flower Sorbet
Flan de Cajeta (Crème Caramel)
Cinnamon & Orange Atole and Meringue Bones
The drinks: This event is BYO. Please bring a bottle (or more) of your favourite tipple. A welcome drink will be provided plus a small taste of craft beer matched with a few of the courses.
The time: 7pm, Friday 27th October or Saturday 28th October 2017
The place: The Edible Flower, 121 Middle Road, Saintfield, Co. Down, BT24 7LS
The cost: £35 per person (plus a £1 booking fee), for a five-course menu plus a few extras.
Dietary Requirements: Veggie options are available for all courses (see menu above) but please let us know in advance if you require the veggie option. For all other dietary requirements just let us know when you book and we’ll try our absolute best to accommodate you.