Besito Mexican restaurant will be hosting its annual el Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on November 1 and 2. Traditionally celebrated on the day after Halloween, el Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to honor those who have passed away.
Guests who dine at Besito will be able to choose from special dishes that reflect this Mexican tradition (menus will be announced on Nov. 1). Each Long Island location will also offer diners the chance to sample handmade chocolates, made with ingredients found in many Mexican desserts: tamarindo, maracuya ganache, and Mexican vanilla caramel. Besito's signature dishes, such as enchiladas suizas, salmon manchamanteles, and their locally-famous guacamole en molcajete (table-side guacamole), will also be available.
Besito Roslyn and Besito Huntington will feature an ofrenda, a Mexican alter, in the front of each restaurant. These are decorated with colorful flowers, scented candles, paper flags, keepsakes, photographs of loved ones, and sometimes small fruits and/or vegetables. Painted skulls and decorative skeletons will also be on display, as the traditional symbol of el Dia de Los Muertos.
Diners will have no trouble choosing a drink to complement their Dia de Los Muertos meals; Besito boasts over 50 different types of tequila, and they currently hold the title of "Best Margarita" according to Bethpage's Best of Long Island competition.
Besito Mexican, Huntington
402 New York Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743
Besito Mexican, Roslyn
1516 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, New York 11576