Chotto Matte Hosts 'Night of the Immortal Souls' Celebration
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
The Day of the Dead celebration is drawing near, and the Miami Beach Nikkei hot spot Chotto Matte is welcoming guests to enjoy limited-time food & drink menus, live entertainment, candlelit decor, and more.
The global restaurant that stylishly blends Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions, is tapping into its South American roots honoring the traditional Day of the Dead celebration, Chotto style. Starting Monday, October 24 to Sunday, November 6, the Miami Beach hot spot will offer all-new specialty cocktails and dishes, blending culinary innovation with the holiday tradition.
For two weeks, guests can indulge in unique sweet and savory specialty dishes, including Tuna Tartare ($22) with avocado, pomegranate, chive oil and truffle salsa; Scallop Tiradito ($25) with green apple salsa and aji sesame oil; and The Immortal Flame ($12.50), a lime mousse cake with creamy hazelnut praline, presented with a toasted white-chocolate candle that is specially lit tableside.
To quench your thirst, Chotto Matte has thoughtfully curated cocktails that tie in classic Day of the Dead traditions. La Calavera ($17), made with gin, tawny port, amontillado and morello sherry, is garnished with pineapple shrub, lemon and a decorative sugar skull symbolizing “La Calavera Catrina.” El Ramo Inmortal ($16), made with rum, vermouth, banana cordial, elderflower, lime and Peychaud’s Bitters, is creatively presented in a stunning floral glass referencing the “immortal bouquet” traditionally brought to cemeteries throughout the holiday. Named after Peru’s most known cemetery and translated to “New Hope,” the Nueva Esperanza ($18) is made with Mezcal Espadin, Chotto Matte vermouth blend and bitters. The themed cocktail will be presented with a seeded coaster, which will produce flowers for a keepsake once planted in soil and watered, representing the bright flowers synonymous with the Day of the Dead.
In the midst of the two-week-long celebration, on Saturday, October 29, Chotto Matte is hosting their much anticipated ‘Night of the Immortal Souls’ party. Setting the scene for a magical evening, flickering candles will be displayed throughout the entire restaurant in honor of the traditional “ofrendas”, known as offerings for those loved ones who have passed. Guests are invited to dress in their most extravagant Day of the Dead-inspired attire, enjoy live entertainment, including a DJ and a drummer, and indulge in festive drinks and dishes all night long.
Chotto Matte is located at 1666 Lenox Ave in Miami Beach. It is open Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit https://chotto-matte.com/miami/ or follow @chottomattemia on Instagram.