If there’s a celebration that fills Mexicans with pride and captivates their hearts, it’s the Day of the Dead. This festivity, brimming with colors, traditions, and flavors, is one of Mexico’s most iconic. At Mantela, we are honored to be part of this tradition with our “Ode to Death” festival. Join us in this unique event from October 15th to November 3rd, featuring a special “pan de muerto” and two exclusive beverages.
Why do we celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico?
The roots of this celebration trace back to pre-Columbian times in Mexico when indigenous civilizations like the Aztecs and Mayans practiced rituals to honor the departed.
When Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico in the 16th century, they encountered these traditions and fused them with their own Catholic customs. This gave birth to the unique festivity we now know as the Day of the Dead, blending indigenous and European elements.
Honoring Traditions and Flavors at Mantela
We begin with a delicious limited edition “pan de muerto” (bread of the dead) in our “Ode to Death” festival. This exquisite treat features a succulent Abuelita chocolate ganache filling. But that’s not all: accompanied by our refreshing orange English sauce, it brings a citrusy and fresh touch to the sweet and silky “pan de muerto.” Moreover, the marigold flowers adorning the plate pay tribute to Mexican tradition.
At Mantela, we understand that the finest traditions are paired with equally special beverages. During the “Ode to Death” Festival, we invite you to savor two unique creations. The first is “Xibalbá,” referencing the Mayan underworld. This beverage combines the complexity of Don Julio 70 tequila with the sweetness of spice syrup and the freshness of marigold mix.
Our second option is “Mictlán,” a drink that pays homage to the eternal resting place of souls. This delight is crafted with Johnnie Walker Gold Label whiskey, cacao liqueur, and almond horchata, crowned with a subtle dusting of Abuelita chocolate.
Undoubtedly, these very special dates for Mexicans should be celebrated and honored in style. Therefore, you cannot miss our “Ode to Death” festival, featuring our delicious “pan de muerto” and two exclusive beverages, available until November 3rd. Reserve your spot today through our website and follow us on our social media.