Located in the heart of downtown Louisville’s NuLu district, Decca is excited to feature local artists and musicians alongside inspired food and drinks in a warm atmosphere.
Pan Roasted Mussels,
Merguez Sausage, Potato Coins, Cilantro, Labna
Hand-Cut Steak Tartare,
Sunchokes, Aioli, Pickled Garlic, Crostini
Parmesan Crema, Za’atar
Duck Liver Terrine,
Grilled Bread, Cherry Mostarda, Pickled Vegetables
Bibb Lettuce Salad,
Shaved Radish, Pecorino Toscano, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Strawberry & Spring Pea Salad,
Pecans, Feta, Dill Green Goddess
Braised Rabbit, Green & Black Olives, Meyer Lemon
Black Garlic Linguine,
Oyster Mushrooms, Cured Egg Yolk, Garlic Bread Crumb
Buttermilk Whey, Perserved Meyer Lemon, Mint
Wood Grilled New York Steak,
Cauliflower, Parmesan, Sour Cherry, Bordelaise
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast,
Spring Peas, Schmaltz Crouton, Black Garlic Jus
Crispy Texas Redfish,
Sweet Onion Soubise, Wild Ramps, Couscous
Wood Grilled Pork Chop,
Carrot, Radicchio, Orange, Ras el Hanout Butter
Red Shrimp Ala Plancha,
Fingerling Potatoes, Labna, Curry Oil
Olive Oil, Parmesan, Chives
Wood Grilled Broccoli,
Creme Fraiche, Beet Vinaigrette
Crispy Russet Potatoes,
Fennel Sauce Gribiche
Orange Curd, Cara Cara, Coconut
Ice Cream Sandwich,
Burnt Vanilla Gelato, Lemon Cookie, Lemon Caramel, Cashew
Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake,
Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Ice Cream
Hot Shot of Espresso, Double Chocolate Gelato, Sour Cherry Biscotti
Farmstead Cheese Board,
House Made Accoutrement
A passionate and uncompromising commitment to quality, a respect for technique, and an artistic sensibility that results in a balanced yet exhilarating eating experience.
Chef/Owner Annie Pettry
As Executive Chef of Decca, Annie Pettry brings to the table a passionate and uncompromising commitment to quality, a respect for technique, and an artistic sensibility that results in a balanced yet exhilarating eating experience. With a nuanced palate and an ingredient driven mindset, she creates her own unique take on American cuisine. Raised in Asheville, North Carolina, which proudly claims itself as a “foodtopian Society,” Annie’s childhood was steeped with influential food experiences including growing vegetables, foraging for mushrooms, trout fishing and countless hours in the kitchen learning from her parents’ global cooking style.
Sous Chef de Cuisine Cody Stone
Since day one, Cody Stone has fostered an infectious drive for passion and excellence that has been an integral part of shaping the Decca kitchen. Cody, a Louisville native and a culinary school misfit, has worked in many of Louisville’s finest restaurants such as 21C’s Proof on Main and the late 732 Social. Among these he cites that it wasn’t until he became Sous Chef of Proof on Main under renowned Chef Michael Paley that he was transformed from a “turn and burn cook” into a cook with a deep respect for details and technique. At Decca he cultivates this respect while he works closely with Chef Annie, collaborating on menus, sourcing the best products, and maintaining kitchen operations.
Dining Room Manager Ruben Diaz
When Ruben Diaz moved to Louisville to join Decca as dining room manager and private events coordinator he packed his bags and put them on a mule, literally. He was leaving his 16-year post working for the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges. As a hospitality industry veteran, Ruben has extensive experience in fine dining rooms across the nation. Highlights include working as floor manager for the El Tovar Hotel in Arizona and the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. As dining room manager of Decca, Ruben’s focus is on providing a welcoming and memorable dining experience.
General Manager Amy Sheffield
Amy Sheffield is a Louisville, Kentucky native who graduated from the University of Louisville with a BA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. While pursuing her degree, Amy worked as a bartender in several local restaurants and considers the culture of restaurants a great opportunity to work with people while using her degree. Amy joined the Decca team because she has a true passion for artisanal spirits and restaurant culture.
Events Coordinator Lindsey Ofcacek
For the last ten years Lindsey Ofcacek has been involved in the local food economy. Whether cooking, farming, distributing, or managing at Decca she has always been passionate about every aspect of the business. She has a healthy obsession with punches, dinner parties, and Martha Stewart. After the birth of her son Theodore, she found her home as Decca’s event manager.
Owner Chad Sheffield
Chad Sheffield, a Louisville native, has spent the past two decades working in the restaurant industry, including San Francisco’s Coco500. His creative adventures have included music booking, starting his own theater company, and acting.
Owner Kelsey Norris
Chad and Kelsey moved back to Louisville from San Francisco in 2010 to open a restaurant that combined their love of food, wine, visual art, live music, and record collecting. Kelsey Norris, originally from Jasper, Indiana, received a BA in English Literature from the University of Louisville and studied Photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She currently studies Medicine at the University of Louisville and is pursuing a residency in Psychiatry.