New on the Menu: Embossed pasta and cinnamon croissant French toast

Plus lychee ceviche, a Yucatán fritter, and a corny tequila Manhattan.

 According to Los Dos, a culinary school in Mérida, Mexico, the rattlesnake is an important deity in Mayan culture, and also the inspiration for polkanes, a bean-stuffed corn fritter from the Yucatán Peninsula.

Normally it’s made with ibes, an indigenous white bean that is apparently difficult to find in Austin, Texas, because at Bacalar, a Yucatán restaurant in that city, chef and owner Gabe Erales uses lentils instead. He also adds cheese.

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