with Luis and Monica Martinez
Friday, February 15 and
Saturday, February 16 at 7pm
Tickets are now available.
Inspired by his grandmother's kitchen in Puerto Rico, Luis is cooking up some comfort food that feels like a great big hug! So bring your Valentine! Bring your Galentines! Or come on your lonesome! Because everyone will feel the love this Valentine's weekend, as Luis, and his sister Monica, will be pouring their hearts into each dish.
The secret location will be sent to everyone the week of the event.
At every family gathering there is always a simple side salad. Made with iceberg lettuce, canned corn and green beans, and sliced tomatoes. We wanted to create a our take on this salad. Starting with a layer our avocado cream, heirloom tomatoes marinated in lime juice, handful of romaine lettuce, then topped with grilled onions and corn, grilled queso fresco, and a drizzle of local honey.
Vegan option available
Shrimp and Rice Stew with Fried Plantains
This popular dish can be found all over Puerto Rico, especially when it rains. Potatoes, Rice, Fresh Shrimp, in a Puerto Rican style broth. Served with tostones, twice-fried plantain slices --a popular Latin American/Caribbean alternative to French fries.
Vegan option available
Sweet Plantain Lasagna
Growing up, this Puerto Rican version of lasagna was one of Luis's favorite meals. Patience is the key to make this meal, and the plantains have to be extremely ripped for their sweetness and buttery texture to shine. Deep fried plantains are layered with spiced ground beef and cheese. It's sweet, savory, rich, and the perfect combination of our flavors.
Vegan option available.
Rice & Beans
White short rice cooked with a habana pepper for light flavor, topped with habichuelas rosadas (pink beans). This recipe comes straight from our grandmas kitchen. It would never be a complete meal at her house without rice and beans. We start our beans with a house made Sofrito, seasoning, calabaza, culantro, and let them stew for over an hour. Welcome to the family!
Luis is playing homage to his grandmother who has guava paste and a glass of milk every night before bed.
Vegan Option available.
Gluten-Free option available.
Born in Puerto Rico, self taught chef. Luis moved to United States in 1996, due to his fathers job moving locations. Has been inspired by the magic his grandmothers always had in the kitchen. His desired is to bring a little or lot of his home cooked flavor to everyones plate. It is like going back home and sitting at my grandmothers house waiting to eat. Currently Luis has launched My Abuelas Food Pop Up along with his sister Monica, and are looking to bring Puerto Rico to our community.
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As a member, you'll receive exclusive invitations to our pop-up dinners featuring home cooks and rising chefs. You'll have an opportunity to sample authentic dishes from around the world that you won't find anywhere else in Atlanta. At the same time, you'll be supporting local chefs as they build a name for themselves. Reserve your seats quickly as they will sell out!