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Commonwealth Collaborations | Corto Lima - JCP Eats
Happy Monday, y’all! I am writing today to tell you about the hotspot to dine in Lexington (or Kentucky for that matter): Corto Lima. The name is derived from the location of the restaurant in Spanish – it is on the corner of Short (Corto) and North Limestone (Lima). While it is a small restaurant, it brings unparalleled food to the Kentucky food scene. The masterminds behind the project? Chef/Owner Jonathan Lundy (former owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park and a James Beard Award Semi-Finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast) and Owner/Director of Operations TJ Cox. I had the pleasure of tasting ten – yes, ten – menu items with my dear friend Shelby and Brie Lowry, Director of Marketing and Events at Corto Lima. At its core, Corto Lima is a small plate and tapas restaurant; however, there are larger menu items and I found the offerings to be great for sharing. The Latin American cuisine offerings draw inspiration from all over the Spanish-speaking world, ranging from Mexico to South America. Many courses are served in beautiful wood pieces that were custom-made; furthermore, the decor – from the bohemian and Aztec pillows, to the assortment of cacti, to …