Sure there are special drinks and special dishes and parties galore this week in celebration of Halloween and the Dia de los Muertos, but there are also full-blown special dinners and parties that you should not miss. Cafe Bar, Beatrice & Woodsley, and Comida Cantina are celebrating with multi-course meals, Oak at Fourteenth is throwing a party, and Tamayo dishes specials over three days.
Today, Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m., Comida Cantina in Longmont will be transformed in honor of Day of the Dead. Guests will be treated to a five-course meal from chef Serena Romeo, complete with drink pairings from bar-manager Mike Casalino. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception during which the eatery invites guests to bring something to offer to the ofrenda, the traditional altar to honor our ancestors and recently deceased loved ones. The five-course dinner including drink pairings is $65, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 720.204.6455. The next night, on October 31, the Cantina will throw a costume contest. One lucky winner will score a $50 gift certificate.
Tomorrow, October 31, Cafe Bar, the Wash Park restaurant, will host a three-course Halloween dinner priced at $45 per person. The appetizer, aptly named Knife in the Heart, is a slow-cooked Berkshire pork heart served with beef gastric. The main course, Poultrygeist, is an herb-roasted chicken with purple potatoes, kale, and butternut squash foam. Lastly, in the Trick or Treat category, the restaurant will serve a pumpkin pie with house-made candy corn, and cardamom cream. For anyone that reserves a table of 4 or more for this Halloween dinner, the restaurant promises to throw in a bottle of Boneshaker Zinfandel, appropriately named for Halloween. Call 303.362.0227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Also tomorrow, Beatrice & Woodsley will host Ghosts By Lantern Light, a one evening only Halloween bonanza. A reception will precede the three-course, wine-paired dinner that costs $88 per person (tax and gratuity included). The first course, Liver Like A King, features a duck egg with foie gras pâté. For the main course, named Vlad's Rise, the restaurant will prepare a black pudding slow-cooked in pig bladder, served with red cabbage and poached sweetbreads. Vlad's Demise is the dessert course bringing to guests a rich milk chocolate mousse cake.
Starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oak at Fourteenth is hosting the Monster Mash OAK Bash. Boulder DJ Mr. Gettdowne will be spinning and the festivities will include spooky snacks and a haunted ice luge. Need more? Becky from Boulder Psychic will be reading tarot cards. Call 303.444.3622 for more information.
EDGE Bar is celebrating Halloween on Friday, November 1. The Four Seasons Hotel bar has teamed up with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Colorado to host a fundraising event. From 7:30 p.m. to midnight, attendees of the Deadly Intentions Halloween party will enjoy appetizers and two cocktails, DJ entertainment, reduced valet parking fees ($7), and happy hour pricing for the entire evening. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets cost $65 and can be purchased here.
Also on November 1, the Denver Botanic Gardens will host Dia De Los Muertos activities from 3 to 8 p.m. Make traditional sugar skulls and papel picado, and enjoy face painting, and a photo booth. Tickets to this family friendly event cost $12 for adults and $8 for children (even less for Botanic Gardens members). Mexican food will be there for purchase for the hungry crowds. For more information, click here.
Tamayo will honor both Halloween and the Day of the Dead with a special menu from Thursday to Saturday. The special menu includes the Flor de Meurtos Margarita, Sopa de Calabaza, and the Puerco Tamayo. For more information, go to www.richardsandoval.com or call 720.946.1433.
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