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While the Mexicans offer mezcal and cigarettes to adult spirits this weekend, there’s a force that’s saved some stash for you too.

Say thanks to XICO, Mumbai’s buzzy new Mexican restaurant that’s celebrating the popular Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

From November 2 to 4, they’re letting you partake in the festivities where traditionally the dead are honoured with altars full of wild marigolds, sugar skulls, tequila and other “gifts”. 

Along with it’s usual a la carte menu, Xico will put under the spotlight Day of the Dead specials, including dishes like Al Pastor Quesadilla, Carnita de Pato Tacos, Chile Relleno, Milanesa de Pollo. Culinary director and chef, Scott Linquist is excited to introduce Mumbai to this Mexican holiday, promising a diverse culinary journey through the regions of Mexico from Oaxaca and Puebla to Veracruz and Yucatan.

Expect a foot-tapping dinner party “drenched in tequila and mezcal” (sounds like our kind of dinner), featuring classic and contemporary crafted cocktails, stiff margaritas with hand muddled fresh fruits, herbs and freshly squeezed juices; and of course, ice cold cervesa! You are encouraged to attend in your best cocktail attire and spooky Day of the Dead make-up. And in case you forget the latter, you can always ask for the on-call face painter who will be happy to make you look terrifying. Unless you manage that everyday, all on your own. 

No more tequila for us! 

Getting there: Day of the Dead at Xico on November 2, 3 and 4, 9.30 pm onwards. At 9A, Trade View Building, Kamala Mills Compound, gate no. 4, Lower Parel, call07738447111 for reservations. 

***This post is sponsored by Xico***

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