¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria to celebrate the Day of the Dead with four full days of festivities
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, the latest member of the Passion Food Hospitality family, will be celebrating its Mexican heritage with four full days of wickedly-delightful Day of the Dead festivities running from
Tuesday, October 30
throughFriday, November 2, 2012
in the prolonged “Amexicana” custom.
Entering past the glowing candle-covered altar, guests who dare will be transported into a surreal and unearthly realm of the unknown. Decorated with Calaveras [skulls,] jovial skeletons, colorful strings of Picado Papel [paper banners,] and potted Marigolds [the flower of death,] the vibrant space will take on a new look that is both whimsical and wicked. This tradition is steeped with deep symbolism. The colorful banners provide more than aesthetic appeal, but represent a spectrum of emotions ranging from suffering to joy. The comb, washing bowl and soap on the altar are not for guests, but for the spirits who have travelled long and arduous journeys back to the mortal world for their short visits. Mirrors are no longer looking glasses, but ominous portals into the spiritual world. Draped with protective screens, these mirror coverings will serve as barriers from this deathly gateway.
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria – 2800 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
As a time to commemorate and honor the lives of the departed with family, friends, food and drink, Fuego will be doing what it does best: serving up drinks from its Tequileria and offering beguilingly-sweet tastes to experience from its Cocina. For this special occasion, Mexico City native and chef de cuisine Alfredo Solis will be creating traditional Día de los Muertos Dulces [sweets] for guests. For mortals aged 21+, Fuego’s mixologists will be conjuring up spirits, in the literal sense, from the specialty cocktail menu.
This Day of the Dead drink menu will boast a slew of potent tequila-based concoctions that sound as macabre and gruesome as they look. The vaporous Aztec Poison will be an alluring black mixture of El Jimador, Pineapple Juice, Blackberry and Raspberry Purée with dry ice, while the spine-chilling Flores de Muerto nods to the traditional flower of death with Apple Midnight Moon, Anejo, House-made Apple Aqua Fresca and a Marigold Garnish. La Llorona has a murky mixture as intriguingly ill-omened as its namesake [“Llorana” - a wailing woman who walks the street,] with Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Coconut Cream and a Pinch of Salt shaken with a Toasted-coconut Rim. The Devil’s Swamp Water, will be a sinister elixir of Sauza Silver, House-made Kiwi & Mint Aqua Fresca and Ginger Simple Syrup. The Ashes-to-Ashes will be made with Patron XO, Cocoa Liquor, Mexican Arbol Syrup and a rousing shot of Espresso, while the Ofrendas para Amigos, will resemble a steaming caldron with a toe-curling brew of Reposado Tequila, Ruby Port, Jamaica Tea and House-made Orange Bitters served with dry ice.
Fiery and diabolic, these drinks will be the perfect way for adults to celebrate this authentic holiday; and whether enjoying sweets or dining to the heat, Fuego will ensure that all diners and bar-goers can always expect the unexpected.
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