Day of the Dead festivities include a special menu and ofrenda to honor loved ones lost
Dia de los Muertos, the lively Mexican holiday that draws on indigenous and European traditions, celebrates the beauty of life and death by remembering, celebrating and honoring all the loved ones who have passed.
Chef Jose Andres’ China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces its annual homage to both the living and the departed with an array of sweet and savory special menu items available à la carte for dine-in or takeout, as well as an exclusive new cocktail to enhance the experience and lift the spirits.
Additionally, 2021’s traditional ofrenda (altar decorated with offerings) will be on display at the entrance of the restaurant and is dedicated to two legendary icons: Hong Kong American martial artist, actor Bruce Lee and Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, the Mexican professional wrestler and actor known as “El Santo.” The offerings will include marigold flowers, which are believed to guide spirits to visit the living during the celebration with their vibrant colors and scent, calaveras (sugar skulls), traditional pan de muerto, fruit and candles.
Wednesday, October 27 – Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tamal Verde con Pollo $12
Heirloom corn tamal filled with slow-cooked chicken and finished with queso fresco, tomatillo and corn nuts
Tetela con Frijoles Negros $9
Seared blue corn masa stuffed with Oaxaca and Menonita cheese, refried black beans and roasted nopales served over salsa de chapulines and topped with whipped crema fresca de aguacate
Pozole Verde $14
Pork and hominy stewed in a spicy green broth served with fire-roasted tostadas, onions, cilantro, avocado and lime
Tamal de Pina $13
Sweet blue corn tamal served with roasted pineapple, coconut crisp and cinnamon ice cream
La Catrina $16
Rittenhouse rye, Mr. Black cold brew coffee, lemon and pumpkin
Reservations are recommended and can be placed online at www.chinapoblano.com or by calling 702.698.7900.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Boulevard Tower – 2nd Floor
3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109