The Day of the Dead skull is a great Halloween look but despite its name it is a celebration of life and a spectacularly vibrant event. One venue getting involved this year is Ceviche Old St., recent winner of ‘Best New Venue in the UK’. They are hosting a series of events – the Soul Food Sessions inspired by the Soul Sessions between Motown artists in the 60s. The collaborations in the 60s pushed the boundaries of music at the time so in the same way, the team at Ceviche will collaborate with ‘soulfood chefs’, taking food in a new direction. 

The venue are kicking off the series with a collaboration with chef Edson Diaz-Fuentes. He’ll be celebrating his Mexican heritage creating a selection of taco dishes showcasing the colourful diverse cuisine that is Mexican food, and in doing so, bringing the spirit of Day of the Dead to London.

Having created his menu from a backlog of family recipes, as well as drawing inspiration from his travels across Mexico, you can expect tacos of grilled ox tongue with smokey pepián rojo or sustainable sea bass al pastor with grilled pineapple pico de gallo and spicy avocado salsa. The bold flavours will be complemented by exclusive cocktails created especially for the event by top cocktail maker Miguel Arbe. The cocktails too are a nod to Mexican culture, largely based on tequila and we all know how great nights based on tequila are…

Soul Food Sessions are taking place at Ceviche Old St., kicking off with Edson Diaz-Fuentes’ Day of the Dead: 31st October-2nd November.