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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 […]
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!
“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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
COCHINITA PIBIL RECIPE slow-roasted Mayan-style pork Ingredients (Pork) 2 lbs. Stone Cross Farm pastured pork shoulder/boston butt 8 oz. achiote paste 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 cup orange juice Salt & pepper to taste 1 oz oregano 8 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp chopped garlic 4 cups water Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cut […]
On Thursday, November 7, Chef Bruce will be giving a cooking class at Cooking at the Cottage on Lexington Rd. The theme is Mayan Cafe Favorites. Over the 16 years Chef Bruce has had his restaurants, there have been a few dishes in particular that our customers really seem to love. These are the recipes that […]
KENTUCKY MONTHLY “The Food Renaissance in New Louisville” by Sean Patrick Hill “…But it’s more than Southern hospitality; it’s the fact we are in a bistro on East Market Street in Louisville’s NuLu District, ground zero of trendiness in Louisville’s burgeoning arts and, especially, gastronomical scene…” Read this fantastic article here!