To celebrate Day of the Dead this November, chef Martha Ortiz has created the striking Painted Black menu, which will be available at her Park Lane Mexican restaurant, Ella Canta, from 1-17 November.
The eight-course menu has a continuous line of black running through each dish and is accompanied by stunning cocktails such as the Lady in Black margarita.
Furthermore, from 1–3 November both the Ella Canta team and the restaurant space will be dressed for the occasion, with stunning floral headdresses, vibrant skull-like face paint, traditional Mexican dress, fresh flowers and catrinas.
To complement the bold and creative tasting menu, the bar at Ella Canta will offer three special Painted Black cocktails. Celebrating life through death, the striking Lady in Black is a Picante, citrusy and fierce margarita, whilst those looking for something spicy, sour and sensual can choose the Ella PiCanta. Finally, the El Curandero is a fresh, tangy and magical creation inspired by the legendary witch doctor who uses magic and spiritualism to rid those of illnesses caused by a curse or evil spirits.
Address: Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY
Monday to Thursday: 5.30pm–1am
Saturday: Brunch: 11:30am – 4pm | Dinner: 5:30pm – 2am
Sunday: 11:30am – 6pm