On November 2 and 3Botanist’s Executive Chef Hector Laguna and Head Bartender Jeff Savage will welcome Mexico City’s acclaimed Hanky Panky cocktail bar, ranked 13th on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, for a Día de los Muertos collaborative dinner and cocktail experience.

For two nights only, Chef Laguna will pair a six-course tasting menu, infused in traditional Mexican flavours with three feature Hanky Panky cocktails, created by Hanky Panky bartender and General Manager, Gina Barbachano, and bartender, David Negrete, with three concocted by Botanist’s own Jeff Savage. Dishes will highlight a confluence of Mexican classics paired with Laguna’s contemporary techniques, such as blends of chorizo and caviar, lamb barbacoa and grilled octopus with leche de tigre.

Following the two-night tasting menu experience at Botanist, on November 4, the distinguished cocktail connoisseurs of Hanky Panky will team up with Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney, to offer a cocktail-forward experience at The Lobby Lounge & RawBar. The theme of the evening will continue in the spirit of Día de los Muertos, for a one-of-a-kind celebration featuring live music and entertainment.


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Named after the potent cocktail concocted by Ada Coleman at The Savoy in London in the early 20th century, Hanky Panky is the speakeasy bar in the heart of Juarez, Mexico City’s most emblematic neighborhood. Launched in 2016 by owner Walter Meyenberg and the leading team Georgina Barbachano and Ismael Martinez, the bar quickly became one of the most acclaimed in the world and entered The World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2021 placing 12, being also recognized as Disaronno Highest New Entry 2021.

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    Artist: Ari De La Mora

    Ari De La Mora is a self-taught figurative painter born and raised in Mexico. With a strong influence of the female portrait she reflects classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed with cultural anthropology themes. Ari’s artwork had been exhibited in a group and individual exhibitions in Vancouver, United States and Mexico.

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    Dancers: Mexican Dance Ensemble 

    Join us for a special performance by Vancouver’s Mexican Dance Ensemble, whose mission is to reserve and expand the importance and value of Mexican Folklore dance in Canada.


Reservations are now open and expected to sell out. To reserve your seat, click here.



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