Halloween, America’s color tribute to costumes and candy, is in the books, but Dia de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead, starts tonight and runs through Nov 2. The traditions of Day of the Dead started over 3,000-years ago as an Aztec ritual and are now observed around the world as a time to honor loved ones who have passed by celebrating their lives and welcoming the return of their spirits to the land of the living once a year.
A very important part of this holiday is the significance and importance of food, drink and music ofrendas, or offerings. Frontera Cocina, the restaurant recently opened by Chef Rick Bayless in Disney Springs, will celebrate with special Día de los Muertos decor, which will extend to a guitarist and servers who will be in calavera makeup.
A visit to Frontera Cocina tonight or tomorrow is a great way for you to learn more about what Día de los Muertos is and how the holiday ties in to food, drink, music and family traditions.
About Frontera Cocina
Renowned chef Rick Bayless introduced Florida and the Southeast to his famous gourmet Mexican dishes with the debut of Frontera Cocina, now open at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.
Frontera Cocina delights friends, family and food lovers with exciting flavors and a contemporary Mexican experience. Warm colors, an open kitchen and a lively atmosphere frame an inviting exploration of the many delights developed by Chef Bayless, a six-time James Beard Foundation winner. Menu items include Oaxacan Red Chile Chicken, Salsa Verde Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas and freshly made salsas and guacamole. In addition, a quick-service taco counter offers guests a quick taste of Chef Bayless’ award-winning cuisine. Executive Chef Stephen Hicks oversees Frontera Cocina’s kitchen.
For more information, please visit http://www.fronteracocina.com/.