Decade Restaurant opened in early June in Louisville, Kentucky’s Butchertown neighborhood, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal menus created by co-executive chefs, Andy Myers and Matt Johnson. The two also own the restaurant, along with Chad Sheffield, who said during a recent visit that the concept is inspired by its surrounding community, including its people, art, music, and culture.
The menu features “New American cuisine,” with Italian and French influences, as well as a craft cocktail program, wine and beer. It is prominently sourced with local ingredients and is divided into four categories – veggies, pasta (made fresh on site), meats and “snacks.” Veggies include everything from carrots bedded on whipped feta to mushrooms served in black garlic sauce. Meats include a half chicken from Groce Farms, a ribeye from 3D Valley and octopus. Pasta options include ricotta, Vialone Nano Risotto, and jalapeno Bucatini. There are nine signature craft cocktails – with two non-alcoholic options – including The Blind Pig, with bourbon, brown sugar, coffee, walnut liqueur and bitters, and the How Lucky, with a run blend, meletti, yuzu, pineapple, lime and tiki bitters.
The space is a historic building that formerly housed another restaurant called Butchertown Grocery. It includes a bar area, first-floor dining area, and “B-Side” second floor for private events and live music. The space is open, industrial, and adorned with art from local artists.