Pan de Meurto?
We have a new Cub leader who's from Cancun and he's feeling a little homesick. He was talking about how much he's going to miss having Pan de Meurto because he waits all year for it.
I thought there might be a place in town that sells it? Help? Please?
We got our pan de muerto from Carol Sarai on Beaubien and we really liked it. It was very fresh and soft with a brioche-like crumb, although nowhere as rich, and a delicate orange flavour. I liked it much more than the one I got at Chipotle and Jalapeño, two years ago. That one was dry and tough, and had me wondering what the big deal was about. I wouldn't say that the pan de muerto from Carol Sarai was to die for or anything, and I don't think any pan de muerto could send me into fits of ecstasy, but I enjoyed it very much nonetheless.
A mention of this in the Voir of this week, you can see the article here:
The last paragraph mentions that supermarché Andes Sabor Latino (436, rue Bélanger, 514 277-4130) and boulangerie-pâtisserie Carol Sarah (1365, rue Beaubien Est, 514 807-1294) have Pan de Muerto.
Also, Mestiza (www.mestiza.ca -- the "épicerie fine mexicaine") on corner of De La Roche & St-Zotique is having a little festival of dégustations, etc., featuring pan de muerto, and culminating on November 1 with tamales, hot chocolate, and spiced coffee.
Oct 29-30: 10:00-20:00
Oct 31-Nov 1: 12:00-17:00
I bought some two-years ago at Chipotle & Jalapeno.
There's a Mexican bakery on Beaubien near Lanaudière. I don't know for sure if they'll be making pan de muerto, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that they will.
Also, talking to our waitress at Los Clásicos on a recent visit, she hinted they may be baking some for the holiday. No guarantees, though.