Sunday, October 27, 2019

Día de los Muertos at La Cosecha

A traditional Día de los Muertos altar (Photo: La Cosecha

From our friends at La Cosecha...

La Cosecha​ (1280 4th Street, NE), 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​. 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.

WHEN: ​Thursday, 11 AM - 10 PM; Friday & Saturday, 11 AM - midnight; Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM

• 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 coffee table book La Pulqueria​ to the customers in the best costumes.

• Get 10% off all products from Venezuelan artisan crafts brand ​ArtTepuy​, from 4-6 PM on Friday, November 1.

• Bring the kids out for a special screening of Oscar-winning animated favorite ​Coco​ on
Saturday, November 2 from 1-3 PM.

• 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. “My mother always tells me, ‘When I die, I want you to bring colorful flowers and happy music. I want to leave this planet celebrating with you,’” says Arienzo. Combo deals, including pan de muerto, a basket and/or ​cempasúchil ​bouquet, range from $10 to $70, based on size (mini through large.) Place orders 24 hours in advance at

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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 5-8 PM 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:​ DC’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.

Snag a quinoa salad ($6) topped with a Día de los Muertos “rose” fashioned from an avocado from Peruvian Brothers (Photo: Peruvian Brothers)

For event updates and more info, please be sure to follow La Cosecha on Instagram at ​@lacosechadc​.

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