Category Archives: Cafe News

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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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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Open on Thanksgiving!

We are going to be open this Thanksgiving and serving our regular menu, along with Thanksgiving-themed bakery treats! Don’t be a turkey, come on in!

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Halloween Treat or Treat!

Halloween Treat or Treat! 10/31/16 Coffee Tasting and Halloween Treats Halloween costumes get BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Coffee with pastry. Halloween inspired coffee drink specials ALL DAY and throughout event. Super-cute Halloween themed bakery treats while supplies last! (Hint: These make great gifts!) FREE Tastings of Stringbean Coffee’s Redeye Roast drip brew Location: Café Ventana, 3919 West Pine Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

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SLU Appreciation Brunch! Welcome Back!

Enjoy New-Orleans Style Brunch, Live music, and special FREE perks for SLU students & faculty!   Starting 9/3/16, EVERY 1st Saturday of the month is SLU Appreciation Brunch!  

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