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First dibs: Super Loco Group honours Day of the Dead with Chef Janice Wong collab

Last Updated: November 2, 2021

Written by Wani

While the rest of the world is more familiar with Halloween, Mexicans look forward to Día de los Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’, during this time of year. The holiday, which takes place on 2 November 2021, is often confused with a Mexican Halloween. Instead, it’s actually a day of remembrance for families to honour family, friends, and ancestors who have departed by celebrating the connection between life and death.

While the festivity calls for altars being set up and ornate skulls and skeletons used as decorations, it’s actually a lively festival with plenty of music, dancing, and of course, delicious food. To commemorate this annual tradition, Super Loco Group is dishing out a month-long Day of the Dead Feast menu, from 27 October to 27 November 2021 (starting at 5pm onwards), which features a four-course set for two pax (S$128).

Pastel de Catrina Day of the Dead

This year, Chef Janice Wong adds her signature colourful touch to the dessert, which is a Pastel de Catrina (S$19, a la carte) consists of corn parfait, passionfruit gelee, blood orange sorbet, pistachio crumble, sea salt ice cream, berries & coffee coulis, and a chocolate painted skull. This dessert sends a sucker punch in all directions, which I found it challenging to appreciate.

My innate bias against sour foods certainly did me no favours here, but I have to say, the multi-textural components harmonised the dessert elegantly.

Seared Scallops Day of the Dead

Elsewhere on the menu, the Seared Scallops (S$26 a la carte) are more easily palatable. Hokkaido scallop is served with tomatillo salsa, heirloom tomato, pico de gallo, tajin, roasted maiz puree, and aguachile gelee for a tangy, seafood-sweet symphony that made me wish this was a larger portion. I couldn’t get enough of the tomatillo salsa that I shamelessly asked for more tortilla chips to wipe my plate clean.

Beef Short Ribs Enchiladas

Their Beef Short Ribs Enchiladas (S$38 a la carte) displays a myriad of colours to reflect the conviviality of the occasion but more importantly, it’s just as mouth-watering as it is delightful to look at. The tri-coloured tortilla wraps are stuffed with slow-braised beef, chilli colorado sauce, cotija, kale, pickled onion & jalapenos, and sesame seeds for a satisfyingly toothsome main.

If you’re looking to add a tipple to your meal, take a shot at the special Black Maria Margarita (S$19), which is a mystical-looking cocktail made with rich berries infused with rosemary, Espolon Blanco tequila and a dash of firewater bitters. The glass is finished with a sprig of rosemary and charcoal-smoked paprika salt rim. It’s a savour number that’ll get your appetite going throughout the evening. To have a taste of this limited-time menu, make your reservation here.

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15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598

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Operating Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun
Telephone: +65 3158 3677

Operating Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun
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