The iconic L.A. restaurant Border Grill during Halloween season is staying true to their Mexican heritage and will be featuring a cheeky Day of the Dead themed menu from October 16 – November 6.
As a nod to the Day of the Dead tradition of honoring those who have passed away, Border Grill has also curated four special cocktails in remembrance of recently passed culinarians and will be putting out an ofrenda (Day of the Dead Altar).
Day of the Dead dishes include Ceviche Negro made with shrimp, scallops, squid ink, jicama, chipotle, and citrus marinade; Blood Sausage Tacos with pineapple-jicama salsa and queso fresca; and Pan De Muerto & Café De Olla with crème fraiche and hibiscus sauce, to name a few.
Border Grill’s Day of the Dead cocktail tributes include:
· Anthony Bourdain/El Mexicano: aperol, El Silencio Mezcal, agave, and soda
· Robin Leach/El Royale: Chambord, champagne, topped with pomegranate seeds
· Jonathan Gold/MariGOLD Margarita: Viva Reposado Tequila, Araceli Marigold liqueur, combier, margarita mix, tajin, and garnished with micro marigold
· Joel Robuchon/Robuchon 57: Tres Gen Silver, lime juice, and champagne