Day of the Dead is just around the corner, and if you're looking for some inspirations on where to go to celebrate this Mexican tradition then you've come to the right place. We've put together a list of the best places to go during Day of the Dead.

La Fuente | Snickel Lane

La Fuente

La Fuente, the first bar in the country to devote itself to wine and mezcal, will be celebrating ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ this Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November in Snickel Lane with a delicious modern-Mexican food menu matched to a selection of special beverages. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle and Day of the Dead is a time not for sadness, but rather a festival of celebration for family and friends that honours loved ones and ancestors on the date when their souls are believed to have returned to earth.

Traditionally, celebrating the dead in Mexico goes hand in hand with feasting on special food, so get into the spirit of Dia De Los Muertos at La Fuente this weekend with a special three-course celebratory pairing:

  • Scallop aguachile, green chilli, lime juice on a lettuce cup, paired with Garage Project La Calavera Catrina, a watermelon and habanero blond lager
  • Seared beef and goat's cheese tostada & pomegranate, paired with 2018 Garage Project Vino Magico, Riesling/Chardonnay, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Chocolate & Mezcal ice cream with caramel sauce & poached pear, paired with Del Tio Ro, Espadin Mezcal

Bookings essential for Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November – from 5pm. $60 pp minimum 2 people required. Reservations contact: bookings@lafuente.co.nz

Mexico | Britomart

Fried Chicken and margarita

Mexico Britomart will celebrate Dead of the Dead with some really great food and liquor specials all day.

In collaboration with El Jimador, they have created an amazing Margarita perfect for the beginning of Summer. Introducing the Pineapple, Passion & Cherry Slushy Margarita which is only $8 all day.

Executive Chef Peter Jackson has created the most delicious Fried Chicken Burger made with their famous Fried Chicken, jalapeño mayo, red slaw, coriander and smoky chipotle mayo, in a charcoal brioche bun for $16. Plus the Fried Chicken is half price all day at $8 per bowl.

Last updated: 29 October 2019

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