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Why We Don’t Use Vegetable Oil!

  There are several different types of vegetable oil, which include: Corn Sunflower Canola Soybean Unlike more natural oils, which can be obtained by pressing, vegetable oils are obtained through a complex chemical process. This process involves heating seeds to high temperatures, processing with a petroleum solvent, adding acid, and using deodorizing chemicals. It’s been shown that cooking with vegetable oils can release toxic chemicals which have been linked to cancer, heart disease and dementia. Many vegetable oils contain large amounts of trans fats, which are linked to obesity and various diseases, including cardiovascular disease. They can also increase your

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Crawfish Boil Event

Crawfish Boil It’s officially the last day of summer and we want to invite you to our crawfish boil at Cafe Ventana! September 21, 2018 at 7PM BUY TICKETS

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Spring Game Night with Cathedral Square Brewery!

Spring Game Night with CSB! 5pm-8pm Featuring Cathedral Square Brewery, with brewery rep Kevin Bonney! Get some Cathedral Square swag and $1 off CSB beers! CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

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Featured on Feast St. Louis

Feast on St. Louis: Central West End Bethany Christo Mar 19, 2018 “The alfresco, European vibe of the Central West End (CWE) makes it a perennially popular destination for those looking for a relaxing patio lunch, upscale dinner, contemporary brunch, comfortable café, hopping nightspot and everything in between. Nestled among shaded streets and turn-of-the-century homes, it’s one of the city’s most vibrant hubs for dining and drinking. Located off the eastern edge of Forest Park and near Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Central West End draws visitors for its restaurants as well as its attractions, including a burgeoning shopping district, World Chess

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Green Fairy Absinthe Dinner

Green Fairy Absinthe Dinner March 30, 2018 Experience the absinthe ritual with Gourmet Tastings from Cafe Ventana’s own Kevin Mulvill! MENU Course One Sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna filet over mixed greens, cucumber & radish tossed in wasabi vinaigrette Paired with Green Sun Rising – sake, absinthe & ginger simple syrup with cucumber peel garnish   Course Two 8 oz. Pork Chop with cherry glaze served with roasted red potatoes & sautéed spinach Paired with Sleepy Hollow – tequila, absinthe, allspice, bitters & flaming rosemary sprig garnish   Course Three The Absinthe Ritual performed in the traditional style, slowly blossoming the spirits

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NOW ROASTING…. Ventana Roasters!

You read that right… we are NOW SERVING our own small batch, locally roasted coffee for your sipping and home-brewing pleasure! Stay tuned as we release more details on our new house-made roast!

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Paint Nite at Cafe Ventana – L.O.V.E. X-Mas II

“L.O.V.E. X-MAS II” Paint Nite at Cafe Ventana Friday, Dec 08 2017, 7:00 PM Paint Nite is invading Café Ventana with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting! We’ll guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time, or to enjoy great food and drink! Creativity on tap Express yourself! Getting creative is good for the soul (and we make it easy). A new way to play Unleash your creative spirit. No limits, no expectations—the nite is

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Paint Nite at Cafe Ventana – Pumpkin Time

“Pumpkin Time” Paint Nite at Cafe Ventana Friday, Nov 10 2017, 7:00 PM Paint Nite is invading Café Ventana with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting! We’ll guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time, or to enjoy great food and drink! Creativity on tap Express yourself! Getting creative is good for the soul (and we make it easy). A new way to play Unleash your creative spirit. No limits, no expectations—the nite is what

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Green Ghost Halloween Absinthe Experience

Experience the absinthe ritual with tasting menu & readings! Celebrate Halloween with a 3-Course absinthe tasting with absinthe education & festive readings!  Learn about absinthe & the centuries old rituals for serving it & witness the “green ghost”! Course 1 Lightly-Spiced Pork Tenderloin Medallion with an absinthe orange glaze served on a bed of swiss chard  & green onion Paired with “Death In The Afternoon”: absinthe & champagne Course 2 Absinthe Ritual:  Learn the traditional preparation & enjoy service with absinthe fountain Course 3 Absinthe-Infused Chocolate Truffle Paired with “Licorice Stick”: cola & absinthe, garnished with black licorice   BUY TICKETS

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PaintNite at Ventana – Hot In The City

“Hot in the City” Paint Nite at Cafe Ventana THIS FRIDAY! OCT 13 2017, 7:00 PM Paint Nite is invading Café Ventana with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting! We’ll guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time, or to enjoy great food and drink! Creativity on tap Express yourself! Getting creative is good for the soul (and we make it easy). A new way to play Unleash your creative spirit. No limits, no expectations—the

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