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Read what other people are saying about the Mayan Cafe and Chef Bruce Ucan.

September Feature Menu: Corn

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Lamb Burger

This month, we are featuring corn in our specials. This vegetable is at the very foundation of Mayan cooking and culture. Ancient Mayan myths depict humans being born from the corn plant. It can be cooked so many ways – dried, ground and made in tortillas, roasted, boiled, you name it! It’s only fitting that we dedicate […]

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Chef Bruce’s Eggplant Dip Recipe

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eggplant dip | August 2015 special

Our eggplant dip on special this month is seriously delicious, so we wanted to make sure as many people as possible got to enjoy it! It’s simple to make, gluten-free and vegan. Oh, and did I mention really tasty?! INGREDIENTS serves 10 people 3 large eggplants 1/2 cup salad oil 8 cloves of garlic 4 […]

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8.1.15 Amber & Keith’s wedding

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8.1.15 Amber & Keith's wedding

On August 1, 2015, we catered Amber & Keith’s wedding at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville. What a fun evening! The space is a large art gallery/music venue with exposed brick, big open garage doors and a cool industrial feel. Amber & Keith decorated the space and made the gallery feel […]

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7.25.15 – Sara & Tom’s wedding

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7.25.15 Sara & Tom's wedding

On July 25, 2015, we had the pleasure of catering Sara & Tom’s wedding at Bernheim Forest. What an incredibly beautiful place! Sara & Tom were such great people to work with – outdoorsy, laid-back and relaxed. They infused that same vibe into their wedding. The ceremony was at the Quiet Garden, just down the […]

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7.17.15 – Lindsey & Ben’s Rehearsal Dinner

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7.17.15 Lindsey & Ben's rehearsal dinner

On Friday, July 17, 2015, we had the true pleasure of catering Lindsey & Ben’s rehearsal dinner at the Green Building, Louisville’s only LEED platinum certified building. We are lucky that’s it just one block from our restaurant! Lindsey & Ben are very interested in the ideas of sustainability and organics, so our food was a […]

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August Feature Menu: Eggplant

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shrimp special

This month, we are featuring eggplant in our specials. This awesome summer veggie can have a bad reputation with some, but believe us, when Chef Bruce makes eggplant, you will love it! Enjoy a bottle of this tasty Spanish rose while sharing our eggplant dip with your friends, and the summer heat will melt away. FEATURED […]

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July Feature Menu | Cucumbers

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July Feature Menu | Cucumbers

This month, we are featuring cucumbers in our specials. This refreshing vegetable adds a pop of lightness and brightness to anything it’s paired with. We had so much fun creating this soup – a blend of some of our favorite green flavors. The chile relleno we’re pairing with the shrimp entree is a blast from […]

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5.23.15 | Marina & Adam’s wedding

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5.23.15 adam+marina

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, we had the pleasure of catering Marina & Adam’s wedding at Marcus Lindsey on Main St. in NuLu. This gorgeous old church has been turned into an event space with high ceilings, old paintings, hardwood and a lovely garden area outside. The couple’s intent was to create a really cool cocktail […]

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Southern Uncovered Louisville episode viewing party | July 5, 8pm

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Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros in Louisville

Southern Uncovered, Ovation Network‘s newest food show, has come to Louisville, and the episode airs on Sunday, July 5 at 8pm (channel 385 for AT&T U-verse, & channel 274 for DirectTV). In this Anthony Bourdain-esque show, James Beard Award-winning food and travel writers, Matt and Ted Lee, uncover the unexpected bites and sights in cities all […]

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6.13.15 | Carla & Joel’s wedding

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6.13.15 Carla & Joel's wedding

On Friday, June 13 we had the pleasure of catering Carla & Joel’s wedding at Copper & Kings in Butchertown. They wanted to create a relaxed, intimate feel, so the top two floors of this cool new brandy distillery were the perfect spot. After the ceremony, cocktail hour was on the top floor, overlooking the […]

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