Tre swanky “metropolitan Mexican” (you heard it here first) eatery Rosa Mexicano will be shaking off post-Halloween withdrawal pains with an extended, month-long celebration of Central America’s macabre Day of the Dead festival through November 22nd.
In keeping with the holiday’s tradition of offering to fresh eats to the returned souls of the loved ones passed, the chain of upscale Mexican eateries — which now boasts locations in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles, in addition to its three flagship New York City restaurants — has prepped a special El DÃa de los Muertos menu in tribute to one of their late founders, Josefina Howard.
Unlike your typical Day of the Dead family fiesta, however, all that grub doesn’t have to go uneaten by mortal mouths. Among the pleasures of the flesh (or is that palate?) available to Mexicano patrones is a smoked chicken, roasted pumpkin and goat cheese tamale; a slow cooked cassoulet stew of duck, chorizo, red beans and pomegranate; and, naturally, a pumpkin-based cocktail with Kahula and spiced rum.