Chef Christopher Lee will be fixin’ up fine Cajun Cuisine to defend his First Place Title at the Soulard Mardi Gras Crystal Cajun Cook-off


Café Ventana

3919 West Pine Blvd.

Saint Louis, MO  63108

(314) 531-7500

Saint Louis, MO (February 2, 2012) – Saint Louis’ renowned and award winning Chef, Christopher Lee will be returning to the Soulard Mardi Gras Crystal Cajun Cook-off this Saturday, February 4, 2012, to defend his First Place title in the Professional Division.

The All Out Creole Cajun Cook-off will be hosted at St. Louis City Hall Rotunda from Noon – 4pm.  The competition will feature ten professional and ten amateur chefs competing in respective categories for the title of best Cajun/Creole dish, giving participants two hours to prepare their prize winning dish.

Last years winning entry was “Creole Trinity”, including spicy fried chicken and cornmeal waffles with bourbon butter and smoky bacon infused maple syrup, crawfish pie and BBQ shrimp and grits – straight out of the bayou!

Chef Lee is the Regional Executive Chef for In Good Company, LLC – the company that brought you Café Ventana, Diablitos, Sanctuaria, Cathedral Square Brewery and the soon-to-be Hendricks BBQ.  In Good Company, LLC is owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 531-7500.

 About Café Ventana

Café Ventana brings to Saint Louis the look and feel of a French Quarter bistro while offering deliciously comfortable foods that are crafted from the freshest, most locally produced ingredients available. From scratch-made beignets and locally roasted coffee to delectable sandwiches, salads and soups, dining at Café Ventana is truly a culinary experience.

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