Tag Archives: Chef Bruce Ucan

August 2017 Features: cucumbers

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Fresh summer farm-to-table salad

This month, we are featuring cucumbers in all of our special dishes. It’s no surprise that during the hottest month of the year, we get the lightest and most refreshing fruits and vegetables. Cucumbers, watermelon, peaches – these are exactly the kinds of food we crave when we’re drowning in humidity. Pair these two fresh […]

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Derby 2017

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Our favorite time of year in Louisville is upon us! The Kentucky Derby! On Friday & Saturday, we’ll be offering a limited 4-course menu for $70/person with beverages, gratuity & tax additional. We will implement a strict 48 hour cancellation policy and will have to charge $70/person in the group if we’re not given ample notice […]

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Immigrant Chef Stories

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Chef Bruce Ucan

In light of current political events, many of our local food writers have chosen to feature immigrant chefs in their stories. Their desire to support the ethnic chef community makes a bold statement of support for restaurants like ours, which is owned and run by immigrants. We are thrilled to have a voice and a […]

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February 2017 Features: Chayote Squash

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This month, we are featuring chayote squash in all of our special dishes. Chayote originated in central Mexico and prefers warmer climates. It is known commonly as a vegetable pear or a pear squash. It has a mild flavor with a good amount of water content. It takes on the flavors with which it is […]

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Mayan Cafe 10 Year Anniversary: January 2017

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Cochinita Pibil Celebration Dish

January of 2017 marks our 10 year anniversary as the Mayan Cafe and 20 years of Chef Bruce owning restaurants in NuLu. Of course, we have several fun things in store to celebrate! First, the dinner menu in January will feature the 10 best dishes of the last 10 years. Additionally, we will be giving […]

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September 2016 Feature Menu: Watermelon

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This month, we are featuring watermelon in all of our special dishes. They are truly a farmer’s gift to us. In the blazing heat at the end of summer, there isn’t anything more refreshing to eat than watermelon. This light, fresh salad shows the flavor and texture of it, and it’s the finishing touch of this bright, […]

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The Latin Kitchen article featuring Chef Bruce

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Recently, Amanda Cargill from the Latin Kitchen, a one stop online news source for latin recipes, drinks, news & travel info, interviewed our very own Chef Bruce Ucán. They chatted about everything from mole to taco trucks to Donald Trump and lots in between. Take a moment to enjoy this great piece. Read the complete interview […]

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March 2016 Features: Trio of Malbecs

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March 2016 features

This month, we are featuring a trio of malbecs all grown in the same region of Argentina, but farmed by different families. The La Posta winery bottles the wines using the same process, so the only difference in flavor is the terroir and approach to grape-growing that each family has. And it makes a huge difference! Try these […]

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January 2016 Feature Menu: collard greens

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This month, we are featuring collard greens in our specials. As winter settles in, the amount of locally sourced vegetables we can get diminishes, so we learn to appreciate those we still have. Collard greens are definitely one of them! They can be enjoyed a variety of ways which we are demonstrating here. This Chono red blend is […]

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December 2015 Feature Menu: Butternut Squash

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This month, we are featuring butternut squash in our specials. As winter sets upon us, the amount of locally-sourced vegetables we can get diminishes, so we learn to appreciate those we still have. Butternut squash is definitely one of them! It can be enjoyed a variety of ways which we are demonstrating here. This Portuguese […]

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