Day of the Dead
An Evening Out I Wouldn’t Have Wanted to Miss
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Hispanic ancestry living all over the world. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed on and to help support their spiritual journeys.
At Fuegos Steak – Tapas – Vegan on Willy Street it was also an opportunity to serve up their extraordinary Trivia Wine Dinner.
The evening was hosted by the warm and entertaining executive chef, Oscar Villarreal, who is a master of ceremonies of sorts, orchestrating the presentation of each course from the kitchen to the table in a deliciously entertaining concert of tapas, wine and trivia.
Each course comes served with its own introduction, wine pairing and trivia question about the ingredients used in its preparation. The pairing of each course was facilitated by the pour of a representative from Phillips Wine Company who shared the origins, type of grapes and processes used in bottling each wine we sampled.
The menu was eclectic and a refreshing departure from the norm:
Each course was impeccably served by the staff and introduced by chef Oscar. Each course pairing was poured by Tom, our wine expert, with passion for the bottle and a tidbit of fascinating information about its making. We were then left to eat, drink and ponder the trivia question posed by our host until the next course was served. Those who answered correctly received prizes – certificates good for free drinks and food.
Many of the guests came dressed for Dia de los Muertos with bright colorful clothing and painted faces. You’ll see the winner at the next Trivia Dinner at Fuegos because she won a free one for best costume.
It was an incredible evening with great people, wonderful food and an entertaining host and staff. I do not want to miss the next one.
Connect with Spoofing Willy Street and be sure to stay informed about Tequila Mezcal Dinner at Fuegos on January 18, 2018.