Las Canarias, the restaurant at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, will host a special celebratory brunch on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. honoring the life and legacy of flamenco guitarist Willie “El Curro” Champion.
For every purchased brunch ($49 per adult), a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Teresa Champion Dance Academy.
Also known as the “Day of the Dead,” this annual celebration serves as a way to honor the individuals who have played a vital role in San Antonio’s growth over the years.
No one embodies the spirit of San Antonio more than “El Curro,” who was part of La Mansión’s family for nearly 40 years before he passed away from bone cancer in August at the age of 79.
Inspired by the cultures of Mexico, the brunch will consist of appetizers including Agave Nectar and Lime Cured Salmon; Ceviche with Redfish and Piquillo Aioli; Tequila and Lime-Marinated Colossal Shrimp and Gulf Oysters with Horseradish and Chipotle Cocktail Sauce; and Squash Blossom Soup. Entrées include Handmade Gorditas, made to order; San Antonio Paella; and Achiote Rice and Frijoles Charros, to name a few. A variety of tantalizing desserts will also be available including Pineapple, Strawberry and Pumpkin Empanadas; Las Canarias Tres Leches; Chocolate Dulce de Leche Panna Cotta, and more. John Brand is executive chef at Las Canarias.
To make a reservation for Las Canarias’ Día de los Muertos brunch, guests can call 210-518-1063. Las Canarias, at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, is at 112 College St. in downtown San Antonio.