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Fall Recipes | Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin Soup

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 […]

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October Feature Menu

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Pumpkin Soup

Our specials this month all incorporate pumpkin. This vegetable is very common in Mayan cooking. Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil add great flavor to many of our dishes. While it is seasonally appropriate to feature specials with pumpkin in the fall, know that we are celebrating the pumpkin all year long at the Mayan […]

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Mole with Dana McMahan

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Dana McMahan makes mole with Chef Bruce

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 […]

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Tok-sel Lima Beans Video

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Tok-sel Lima Beans

Since opening his first restaurant in 1997, Chef Bruce Ucán has had customers begging him for the recipe for his famous tok-sel lima beans. Years ago, it was printed in the Courier-Journal, Louisville’s local paper, and in 2007, it was featured on NPR’s Kitchen Window. The recipe is available on our website as well. Even with this […]

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StarChefs bio | Chef Bruce Ucán

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starchefs.com bio of Chef Bruce Ucán

The folks from StarChefs magazine and website, starchefs.com, recently made a visit to Louisville. They interviewed Chef Bruce and took lots of photographs of the food and our place. Check out his bio here and enjoy the photos!

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Yucatuckian | Story Magazine | Winter 2013

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Yucatuckian_Story Magazine

“Yucatuckian” by Steve Hacker Story Magazine This winter, Story Magazine did a lovely feature piece on Chef Ucán. They learned all about his days of the Gypsy van, one of Louisville’s original food trucks, as well as Bruce’s vision for farm-to-table fusion with Mayan dishes. Steve Squall took some amazing pictures as well that really […]

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Burrito + Sangria Mondays | February 2014

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Burrito + Sangria Mondays

Because we know you need something to look forward to in these cold winter months! Based on the overwhelming success of our special burrito nights just a few months ago, we’ll be offering Burrito + Sangria Mondays this February. Each Monday night, we’ll make a new, almost dangerously delicious, burrito, paired with a special sangria. […]

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January 2014 Special Menu : Lamb

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roasted lamb

Each month, we offer a special seasonal menu that celebrates the fruit of our farmers’ labor. Right now, lamb is in abundance, so have several dishes that feature this delicious meat. WINE Featured Bottle   12/40 Orin-Swift Locations “Argentina” malbec, cabernet sauvignon & tannat blend Mendoza, Argentina STARTERS Soup   7 butternut squash | shredded […]

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Recipe | Salmon in Pomegranate Reduction

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salmon in pomegranate reduction

The recent November 2013 edition of Local Palate Magazine featured recipes created by our very own, Chef Bruce Ucán. We have chosen to celebrate the pomegranate, along with several of these recipes on our December Special Menu. This recipe uses salmon, whereas we have used scallops on our special menu this month, but no worries – both are […]

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad Recipe | Local Palate Magazine

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butternut squash & pomegranate salad

The recent November 2013 edition of Local Palate Magazine featured recipes created by our very own, Chef Bruce Ucán. We have chosen to celebrate the pomegranate, along with several of these recipes on our December Special Menu.  This particular salad highlights the late fall ingredients we can get in Kentucky, and the pomegranates add just that […]

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