Chef Manuel Pucha has officially kicked open the doors at Maison Pucha Bistro, his brand new French eatery in the Heights.
The restaurant made its debut over the Thanksgiving holiday, bringing Pucha’s globally-influenced menu of French fare to its space at 1001 Studewood. Before venturing out on his own, Pucha honed his skills alongside Chef Philippe Schmit at Bistro Moderne, Philippe Restaurant, and eventually, La Table. Pucha is joined in this venture by his brothers Cristian and Victor, who will serve as the restaurant’s bar manager and pastry chef.
As far as the food is concerned, diners can kick off dinner with salads, charcuterie made at the restaurant, and steak tartare made with Akaushi beef from Heartbrand Beef in Flatonia. Alongside classic French plates like seared foie gras and soupe a l’oignon, diners can also try Pucha’s Ecuadorian take on shrimp ceviche and a Peruvian tiradito with aji amarillo. Heartier offerings include steak frites, bouillabaisse, and coq au vin.
Maison Pucha Bistro is now officially open for dinner service Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lunch and brunch service will be added in the coming weeks. Before making a reservation at the Heights’ newest eatery, browse through the dinner menu below.