Toro Toro, the renowned pan-Latin restaurant nestled from Chef Richard Sandoval within The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, is excited to announce a captivating culinary celebration in honor of Día de los Muertos. On November 2, Toro Toro invites guests to experience a menu that bridges the realms of tradition and innovation, paying homage to the cherished Mexican holiday: Dining with the Dead. There
Dining with the Dead – A Night of Unforgettable Flavors and Live Entertainment
On November 2nd, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, guests can partake in an immersive journey that seamlessly merges the boundaries between the spirit world and the physical realm. This year, Toro Toro is going above and beyond to celebrate Día de los Muertos, crafting a special menu that fuses the essence of this cultural tradition with the restaurant’s pan-Latin roots. The result is a unique gastronomic experience that transports diners to a world where the spirits of the past and the flavors of the present collide.
In addition to our exquisite Día de los Muertos menu, we are thrilled to announce that the night will be enriched with captivating live entertainment. The renowned singer-songwriter and San Antonio native, Patricia Vonne, will take center stage. With three Austin Music Awards to her name, Patricia promises to deliver a mesmerizing performance, featuring three sets of guitar and violin, bilingual vocals, and her signature castanets. She is also a skilled flamenco and ballet dancer and will bring her partner, David Bareles on violin, to perform alongside her, creating a night of unmissable artistry.
Starting at 6 p.m., Chef Esparza will be creating appetizers live in the Tequila Room with specialty welcome cocktails before the dinner with special accompaniment by Native Texan and Mexican American singer-songwriter Patricia Vonne and David Bareles. Guests will enjoy live demonstration and tasting of:
- Togarashi & brown sugar Brule Wagyu Nebraska steak / parmesan foam / wasabi sprouts / watermelon radish / house made chipotle ponzu broth
- Crispy pork belly / kimchee marinate / sweet potato puree / bacon jam / greens / aji amarillo glaze
- Shrimp “aguachile verde” / avocado / cucumber / serrano chili / green oil/ micro cilantro
After a welcome toast, guests will move to the dining room to experience a three-course dinner with cocktail pairings that will be accompanied by strolling musicians and hosted copal ceremony and blessing from Patricia Vonne.
The three course dinner will feature a starter of Empanadas des Muertos with chicken tinga and queso fresco in an avocado-cilantro puree. The main course will include a Filet en Mole Negro, a 7 ounce beef tenderloin with house-made mole negro, heirloom carrots, butternut squash puree and festive colorful garnish of marigold and microgreens. For dessert, enjoy Caramelized Pumpkin Crema, pumpkin custard, caramelized pepita, marigold and vanilla ice cream.
At 8 p.m. Patricia Vonne and David Bareles will perform an additional concert in the Lobby Lounge which guests at the dinner will be able to enjoy from their seats.
For those who want additional entertainment and socialization, tickets are available for purchase that evening for Rooftop Cinema Club, on The Worthington Renaissance’s Terrace, showing the movie Selena.
Tickets for this exceptional event are available for purchase here. Secure your place at the heart of this mesmerizing celebration for $120 per ticket.
View the Día de los Muertos menu linked here.