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Growing up in a small village in southern Mexico, Chef Bruce Ucan roasted beans using this ancient Mayan recipe. At the Mayan Café, his tasty tok-sel lima beans surprise & delight customers.
Every Monday evening in November, we’ll be offering “Burrito & Margarita Night”. Each week, we’ll offer two new burritos (one vegetarian option) paired with a special margarita. How do blueberry-basil or strawberry-mango sound?! We’re celebrating the fall harvest in Mayan style by featuring fresh vegetables, local meats & sustainable seafood all rolled up into these killer burritos. […]
If you’ve been asking yourself that question we’ve been hearing for several years now, the answer is, “Of course we’re anticipating the end of the Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012, with breath held and excitement mounted!” Our chef, Bruce Ucán, and his brother, our chef de cuisine, Willy Ucán, sat down to discuss what dishes […]
Courier-Journal October 28, 2014 “Cook’s Corner” by Nancy Miller INTENSE FLAVORS The movie “Food, Inc.,” about corporate farming, had a profound influence on Bruce Ucan, chef and partner at Mayan Cafe. The movie was in stark contrast to the foods and cooking of his native Yucatan Peninsula, and particularly, how his mother cooked at home. “Everything […]
We have been featuring this delicious pumpkin soup this October as a tribute to the pumpkin – not only a fabulous fall ingredient, but more importantly, a staple in Mayan cooking. Try this rich pumpkin soup at home and fill your house with the warm smells of autumn. INGREDIENTS 1 small pumpkin 2 roasted poblano peppers […]
Edible Louisville recently asked us to share one of our fall secrets with them – juices made with farmer’s market fresh vegetables with a little extra kick. We had loads of ideas for them! The following article and recipe are just one of Bruce’s many seasonal juice combos. Enjoy! EDIBLE LOUISVILLE Seasonal Sip October/November 2014 […]
Join us on Monday, October 20 for a very special evening. Brian Talley, of Talley Vineyards, will be presenting his wines and organically-grown produce at the Mayan Cafe! We are putting together a seriously flavorful three-course menu with Brian’s seasonal vegetables. The produce will be shipped in from Brian’s farm that week of the dinner, so […]
Dana McMahan, a well-known food writer in Louisville, KY, recently traveled to Mexico. Before this trip, she had long hated peppers, thinking that bell peppers represented all peppers. Her mind was opened and her taste buds were pleased to learn that chilies are amazingly complex and really spice up a dish, literally. Returning from the trip, she […]