With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, many restaurants across the country have begun shifting their creative focus toward the next big autumn celebration. Of course for many, the next big day on the docket is Halloween, but for others like Vancouver’s Ophelia, the next significant holiday is the south-of-the-border celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Similar to its previous Day of the Dead dinners, Ophelia is planning to transform its space into an enchanting candlelit atmosphere with vibrant decorations, traditional Mexican folk music, and staff decked out with traditional calavera makeup.
Upon arrival, guests will receive a special Margarita de los Muertos welcome cocktail before indulging in a six-course menu from Ophelia chef Francisco Higareda and his culinary team. Some of the menu highlights include Tostada de Cangrejo (dungeness crab, black bean, burnt salsa avocado puree, radish, crispy corn tortilla), Short Rib en Mole Colorado (braised short rib, celeriac puree, red mole) and Nicuatole y Piloncillo (corn nicuatole, pinole crumble vanilla ice cream, piloncillo syrup).
Ophelia’s Día de los Muertos dinner takes place on October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ophelia will also be holding a costume contest with a $200 gift card grand prize. Reservations are required and can be made via email.