A mezcal-fuelled fiesta and glow in the dark tacos, that’s what you can expect from LOSTACOS. Taking place at Doodle Bar in Bermondsey, the Day of the Dead pop-up is the work of Quest for Bold Flavour, a team who have searched high and low for the best dishes from around the world. After two years of research and we imagine a lot of eating, they have come to the conclusion that the humble Mexican taco is the planet’s greatest culinary achievement.
The experience starts with mezcal cocktails and if you get there early enough you can try Pensador Mezcal, a new artisanal mezcal from the southern plains of Oaxaca which won’t be on the UK’s shelves until later this year. Once you’ve built up some Dutch courage there’ll be a screening of cult classic Santo vs The Mummies of Guanajuato and a performance from Whitebrow – a ‘mesmerising and darkly curious’ band.
Where do the tacos come into it though? And how do they glow in the dark? Well, throughout the evening two wicked waiters will bring round different tacos, including LOSTACOS’ take on Mexico’s famous El Pastor made with marinated, spice and slow-roasted grilled pork, salsa verde, fresh coriander and house-soured cream. Made on site, the tortillas will incorporate ghostly glow-in-the-dark elements. Bet you’ve never had a taco like that before.
LOSTACOS will be held on the 22nd and 29th October at Doodle Bar in Bermondsey