CHINA POBLANO AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 11, 2011) - José Andrés and his team at China Poblano invite guests to take part in one of Mexico's greatest traditions, The Day of the Dead. From October 17 until November 2, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature two new cocktails and a menu showcasing special regional dishes.

Menu highlights include Mole Amarillo con Puerco, pork loin and pickled chayote with Oaxacan yellow mole made with chile costeno rojo, cumin, hoja santa; Mole Negro de Oaxaca con Tamal de Pollo, a chicken tamale with Oaxacan black mole made with chile multato, chile pasilla, peanuts, sesame, raisins, Oaxacan chocolate; and Tamal de Acelgas, a tamale from Michoacan with shredded pork, almonds, raisins, pickled jalapeños wrapped in chard with a spicy ranchero sauce. The Day of the Dead menu items will range in price from $12 to $14 a la carte.

For the perfect pairing, guests can sample innovative cocktails including the Jarritos, made from Del Mageuy Mezcal Vida, house-made citrus soda, sous vide pineapple and jicama with chile piquin and orange, as well as the Harvest Moon, made with Herradura Silver Tequila, grilled and fresh corn, pressed pineapple, D'Aristi Mayan Liqueur, sal de gusano with hand-cracked ice. Cocktails are priced at $13.

Of pre-Hispanic and pre-Christian origin, the Day of The Dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture. In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried, bringing marigold flowers and candles to decorate gravesites. Families sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. Some families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead. Altars are set up October 30th and 31st and are covered with offerings to the dead including flowers, fruits, vegetables, candles, incense, statues of saints, and photos of the deceased.

China Poblano is a sleek and stylish restaurant that captures José Andrés' personal take on the thriving street food cultures of China and Mexico, bringing together the best of these two seemingly disparate yet surprisingly similar cuisines into a concept that includes both authentic dishes and inspired new favorites. Part of Chef José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. China Poblano is located on the P2 level at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information including hours of operation and reservations information please visit the website, www.chinapoblano.cm, or call 702.698.7900.

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