New Cuban restaurant opens in Lexington

January 16, 2014 by  

The Brasbana Cuban Cuisine restaurant was recently opened in Lexington by co-owners, Chef Jeremy Ashby and Chef Miguel Rivas. No doubt they are turning to flyer printing to print and distribute flyers to let people in the town become aware of their new dining experience.

The menu of the Brasbana is a mix of Cuban and Latin dishes. Chef Miguel was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and so is able to bring a mix of Cuban cuisine with an island flair that can meet the needs of the growing Latin culture in the area.

The restaurant is located in the Commonwealth Plaza in a space that was the location for Friends and Co. Art from local artists decorates the restaurant and there will be changing exhibits, with the first one by Enrique Gonzalez who was most recently in Cuba. According to Sylvia Lovely, a media consultant, having these exhibits will pay tribute to local artists, many of whom have backgrounds in Latin America. Future exhibits will be from artists who have shown an interest in Latin culture.

Specialties of the menu include pork Havana nueva, pork that is slow-roasted in a citrus marinade accented with garlic and served with a fried yucca avocado salad; papas rellenas, a crispy mashed potato ball that is stuffed with beef and served with chipotle aioli dipping sauce; and fricasse de pollo, chicken stew that is slow cooked with vegetables and potatoes, served with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.

The Brasbana is opened every day of the week beginning at 11:00 a.m.