Baco Mercat

  • The Only Gooey Queso Recipe You Need

    Queso ain't hard. The basic recipe goes like this: Melt some cheese, eat it. But Bäco Mercat's Josef Centeno spices it up in all the right places without getting too fancy.

  • Chef's Night Out: Josef Centeno

    Between the great wine, crazy Grateful Dead stories, and ridiculously nice crudités, Josef Centeno knows how to do a night out like a boss in the City of Angels.

  • How I Made Fine Dining Accessible in LA

    All of my training is in fine dining, having worked at places like Daniel in New York and Manresa. But when I moved to Los Angeles during the dotcom crash, my cooking was immediately influenced by its multicultural food community.