La Cosecha, the Union Market District’s new contemporary Latin marketplace, will host its first annual Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebration, happening Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, November 2, 2019.
La Cosecha partners Serenata, Peruvian Brothers, Mosaico, FILOS Bakery, ArtTepuy, Arcay Chocolates and NOVA BOSSA will highlight the traditional Mexican holiday with food, drink and retail specials, tarot card readings and family-friendly activities like face painting, a screening of animated favorite Coco and much more.
Thursday, 11am-10pm | Friday + Saturday, 11am-midnight | Sunday, 11am-6pm
Take a sip at Serenata, Daniella Senior’s Latin-inspired cocktail bar, serving up its specialty drink, “La Catrina,” named after the iconic Día de los Muertos symbol. The $14 cocktail is a mix of mezcal, apricot fig syrup, elderflower, palo santo bitters and activated charcoal.
Luxury lifestyle retail shop NOVA BOSSA will give away two copies of the coffee table book La Pulqueria to the customers in the best costumes.
Get 10% off all products from Venezuelan artisan crafts brand ArtTepuy, from 4-6pm on Friday, November 1, 2019.
Bring the kids out for a special screening of Oscar-winning animated favorite Coco on Saturday, November 2 from 1-3pm.
On Saturday, November 2 enjoy kids’ face painting and stop by all weekend long for a tarot card reading.
FILOS BAKERY: Guests can pay homage to lost loved ones at a traditional Día de los Muertos altar, erected at FILOS Bakery by owner Francesca Arienzo, who calls the holiday her “favorite tradition.” FILOS will also be serving up pan de muerto (“bread of the dead”), starting at $5 for a mini portion, and going up to $30 for a large order (eight slices). Take your bread home in a handcrafted Mexican basket — mini ($15), medium ($35), large ($55) — and make it even more special by adding a bouquet of cempasúchil (Mexican marigolds), known as flor de muerto (“flower of the dead”), to your order for an additional cost. Place orders 24 hours in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCAY CHOCOLATES: Indulge your sweet tooth at Arcay Chocolates now through Saturday, November 2, with limited-edition Día de los Muertos-themed chocolates and cookies. Receive 10% off when you shop from 5-8pm on November 2.
MOSAICO: Mosaico Street Food + Market has created a Mexican-inspired hot dog, topped with festive extras like esquites (corn salad) and more.
PERUVIAN BROTHERS: D.C.’s favorite sibling duo, the Peruvian Brothers, have whipped up an authentic chicken stew — “Aji de Gallina” — featuring their signature pulled chicken in an aji amarillo (yellow pepper) sauce, served out of cauldron with a smoky, dry ice effect, for $15. Or, snag a quinoa salad ($6) topped with a Día de los Muertos “rose” fashioned from an avocado.
For more details on the event, visit: https://lacosechadc.com/events/