Chef Richard Sandoval Launches Dia de Los Muertos Campaign
Toro Toro, celebrated chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, is honoring Día De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” a festival originating from Mexico that unfolds in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy aimed at demonstrating love and respect for the past while setting intentions for the future. As part of Richard Sandoval Hospitality’s first-ever immersive global campaign honoring the Day of the Dead, guests will have the opportunity to partake in the multi-sensory celebration at Toro Toro highlighting elements of taste through marigold-inspired food and drink specials; sound, with a Spotify Latin-music playlist curated by Paco Rozas and Christophe Bourlon; smell, with a marigold-infused custom candle; and sight, with visuals and a grand Altar de Muertos or “Altar of the Dead” on display at the restaurant. As part of the month-long campaign, Toro Toro will be featuring an exclusive a la carte menu inspired by Altar de Muertos and marigold notes, including Chile Ancho Confit, pork belly stew served with star anise, sweet plantain, almonds, and mole rosa ($20); Braised Short Rib served with orange blossom purée, espadin-mezcal sauce, baby patipan and sun-dried chili ash ($48); and Pumpkin Bread Cake with caramel “tacha” pumpkin, orange blossom milk, spiced pepitas and cinnamon ice cream for dessert ($16).
The flavorful menu will be accompanied by specialty cocktails, sponsored by Patrón, including El Ojo (The Eye) – Patrón Reposado, pumpkin, lemon, Fernet Vallet, egg white and marigold flowers ($18); and the Flor de Muertos Margarita – Patrón Reposado, tonic, fresh marigold simple syrup and lime ($18).
The Día De Los Muertos campaign will begin on Tuesday, October 5, through Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit www.torotoromiami.com/events.
Images: Richard Sandoval Hospitality