Slow Food Santa Fe Celebration for Day of the Dead


Sunday, October 31
 4 - 6 pm

Santa Fe Women's Club

1616 Old Pecos Trail (plenty of parking available

$15 adults, $10 children 7 - 14, children under 7 free

Children's Activity Table - sugar skulls 
Music by Nacha Mendes

Mexican Chocolate Elixirs by Santa Fe Chocolateer
Mark Sciscenti  -  sold separately.

Cut-off date for ticket purchase is 5 pm on October 29!
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the U.S. and in Canada. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased, and visiting gravesites with the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

Honoring the food traditions of Day of the Dead, we will have moles including a vegetarian mole negro and a mole roja made with New Mexico red chile, tortillas, rice, a salad, an autumn Mexican soup, agua frescas, and cupcakes and cookies, from Santa Fe chefs Kim Müller, Michelle Roetzer, Tanya Story, Fernando Olea and other great volunteer cooks. Fernando Olea will talk about the tradition of Slow Food.

Please bring photos of loved ones who have passed on. A traditional Day of the Dead alter will be erected, with photos, candles and flowers.

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Photos by C. Whitney-Ward
When you're lucky enough to be invited to lunch at restaurateur Erin Wade's organic farm in Nambe, New Mexico, expect vistas, charming tablescapes and glorious food. Erin owns Vinaigrette, a two-year old Santa Fe restaurant that specializes in salads - amazing, luscous, endless salads - that make you wonder why you'd want to eat anything else. And, most of Vinaigrette's salad fixings are grown on Erin's 10-acre farm where members of SLOW FOOD SANTA FE had a tour and a memorable lunch on her lovely portal. Enjoy the visual journey...

And for dessert? Erin's Grandmother's Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream, of course!

And, of course, the Farm Kitty!

Thank you Erin for a lovely day!