Día de Muertos Culinary Weekend at The Resort at Pedregal

In Dine, Los Cabos, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Get ready to honor the dead by celebrating at The Resort at Pedregal.

Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Latin American custom, is based on the idea that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness. Instead, the lives of the passed are celebrated with parties, food and more, and are welcomed to join in on the fun with their loved ones. The most common symbol of the celebration is the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which are often seen everywhere during the holiday. From candies, masks and dolls, they are always portrayed as enjoying life and in colorful colors with fancy clothes.

Another common element are the Day of the Dead Altars which are created to show the dead they have not been forgotten and to make the souls feel welcomed. Altars are generally decked out with a variety of things like seasonal flowers, fruits, food, candles, religious elements and more, each with their own purpose.

Enjoy the colorful and joyous holiday at The Resort at Pedregal for a weekend of dinners, parties and more.

Dia de Muertos Cocktail Party

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Kick off the weekend with special craft Mexican cocktails from head bartender David Hernandez and Tequila Clase Azul. Winemaker Sitara Monica Perez from Guadalupe Valley will be presenting her most recent wine releases. Special guest Chef Carlos Gaytan, the first Mexican Chef to earn a Michelin Star, will create traditional dishes alongside the resort’s culinary team. Enjoy live entertainment and Mariachis to top off the evening. Complimentary for resort guests.

Don Manuel’s Dinner Celebration and Movie Night

Friday, Nov. 2, 6 to 11 p.m.

Dive into a Mexican fairytale during this elegant dinner from guest Chef Carlos Gaytan. Enjoy a traditional Mercado de dulces (dessert stations) paired with exclusive wines, beer, mezcal, tequila and more! The a la carte dinner will be accompanied by live music from 6 to 11 p.m. And to top off the night, the resort will show the family-friendly flick COCO at 7 p.m.

Farallon Cooking Class

Saturday, Nov. 3

Learn to prepare the resort’s most popular dishes at its cliffside restaurant Farallon. Savor traditional Mexican eats like fresh seafood and Baja cuisine, plus a free glass of Champagne! There will be two adults-only cooking classes offered, with lunch and a welcome glass of Champagne included. Cost per class is $65. Kids may join during lunch for $35.

Spontaneous Dinner at Su Cocina

Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a five-course dinner at the resort’s Hacienda-style kitchen with a special menu prepared by Michelin Star-Chef Carlos Gaytan. The dinner will feature seasonal local ingredients and be paired with cocktails, spirits and wine, plus live entertainment. $220 per person.

For more information, visit: theresortatpedregal.com

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