Tukta B. Long is a native of Bangkok, Thailand and a Brattleboro resident since 2003. Tukta came to America after spending nine years in Japan teaching and working as a culinary artist and cooking teacher. Well known in her trade, particularly for her carving skills, Tukta has trained chefs at many of Osaka's prestigious hotels. She has also been invited by the Thai and Japanese governments to share and demonstrate Thai culinary culture at several venues. Tukta’s culinary expertise has led to numerous guest appearances on Japanese national television, and she has appeared in several national publications.
Tukta owns the Café Lotus in partnership with Lark Eustace. In addition, she is part owner of the Thai Hut at the Brattleboro Farmer’s Market -- where she continues to share the Thai tradition of carving with her customers.
About the Restaurant
Café Lotus, a bustling café in the heart of Brattleboro, fuses Western and Asian cuisine.
Chef specialties include homemade green curry, the Café Lotus omelet, and the delicious homemade pastries. Patrons of all ages love the free wireless, and the Café is a popular site for meetings and as a place to rendezvous. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Café Lotus is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00.