Update 10/30/14: Congrats to Cara, the randomly selected winner of two tickets to Cuisine en Locale’s ONCE de los Muertos this Saturday! Cara is dressing up as Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time this year for Halloween. Thanks to everyone who entered–your costume ideas were truly amazing–and remember that if you didn’t win tickets, you can still buy them here.
Halloween may get all the hype, but there’s another big holiday happening this week too: Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This Mexican observance involves family and friends remembering those who have died through prayer, food and ofrendas–altars honoring the deceased. And there’s nowhere better in Somerville to get the full Dia de los Muertos experience than at Cuisine en Locale this weekend.
The locavore chefs, who operate out of the former Anthony’s space (156 Highland Ave.), are throwing their annual ONCE de los Muertos feast on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon. The events will feature lots of locally sourced food and a full program of live music.
On Saturday night, Cuisine en Locale is cooking up Taza Chocolate mole, Stillman Farm pulled pork verde, pain de los meurtos (bread of the dead) and much more that will be served buffet-style. Live music with begin with a mariachi band, followed by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, with a special appearance by Brooklyn’s Charming Disaster.
If you can’t make the Saturday night festivities or you want to bring the whole family, swing by Cuisine en Locale on Sunday afternoon for ONCE de los Muertos, part two. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco brunch that will be followed by a performance by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 and children under 12 get in for $10.
Tickets for ONCE de los Muertos on Saturday night are $40 each, but today, I’ve got your chance to win two!
How to enter:
Leave a comment with your name and email address telling us either what you’re going to be this year for Halloween or the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn. You have until midnight on Wednesday, October 29 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Thursday, October 30. Good luck!