Baco Vivid Recipes From the Heart of Los Angeles
While the restaurant is now closed, you can still experience the genius of Jose Centeno, Baco Mercat opened on Main Street in Downtown n November of 2011. The restaurant helped to spur a rush of openings in the neighborhood throughout the the decade to follow, and would define chef Centeno’s career. He would go on to open Bar Ama, Orsa & Winston, and (for a time) vegetable-focused restaurant PYT and side-project Ledlow all within a city block of one another over the intervening years, as development and renewed diner interest pushed Downtown to — for a time — become the hottest restaurant real estate market in Southern California. Originally published in 2017, this cookbook celebrates the DTLA food scene and this award winning chef's amazing voice.