Come to Xico Thursday and Friday for a taste of the gorgeous celebrations of Dia de Muertos!
We’ll host guest Chef Abel Hernandez who will serve traditional Dia de Muertos dishes alongside our regular menu. Read on for details. Our altar is coming together with hundreds of marigold, the customary papel picado or colorful cut paper, and offerings to our dearly departed. We invite you to contribute a photo or memory of your own. While you’re here, listen closely. The playlist is getting sadder and better this year with the addition of the queen herself, Aretha Franklin. Join us in raising a Mezcal to those we love!
SPECIAL DISHES for DIA de MUERTOS
Shrimp MaxtlapiqueShrimp and vegetables cooked in dried corn leaves accompanied by nopales with cinnamon, orange and aniseMole de Xico & PolloA Veracruzano specialty that incorporates smoky ingredients symbolic of copal and incensePath of SoulsVanilla panna cotta with a base of Day of the Dead bread, cocoa, and flower petals Curried back from the market in Puebla, Chef Hernandez’s Shrimp Maxtlapique will be wrapped in the dried corn leaves pictured above. The bread of the dead for his Path of Souls dessert is coming from Portland’s own Dos Hermanos Bakery. They have a fantastic recipe with orange and anise, don’t worry, we’ll serve a little bread to everyone! All will be available a la carte on Thursday November 1st and Friday November 2nd, alongside our regular dinner menu. Book a table!
The Harvest Moon is new to our cocktail list for apple season! Honey crisp apple infused Mezcal, Pok Pok apple drinking vinegar, sparkling blanc de noir from Baja, garnished with dried apple slice. Enjoy one with us soon!
ALTAR IN PUEBLA
This was one of my favorite altars in Puebla last week. We hope to provide a little taste of Mexico at Xico, and look forward to sharing our table with you soon! Xico · 3715 SE Division St. · Portland, OR 97202 · USA