Executive Chef, Christopher Lee and Sous Chef, Tim Brown took home 3rd place in the 2012 Soulard Mardi Gras Crystal Cajun Cook-off



Café Ventana

3919 West Pine Blvd.

Saint Louis, MO  63108


(314) 531-7500


Saint Louis, MO (February 8, 2012) – Saint Louis’ renowned and award winning Chef, Christopher Lee and Sous Chef, Tim Brown took 3rd Place in the Professional Division of the  2012 Soulard Mardi Gras Crystal Cajun Cook-off Saturday.  The cook-off featured ten professional chefs and ten amateur chefs competing for the title of Best Cajun/Creole Dish.  Café Ventana’s entry – “Creole Trinity 2” included She Crab Bisque, Cajun Oscar and Pecan Praline Catfish. The recipes will be featured on Café Ventana’s Facebook page later this week.

The All Out Creole Cajun Cook-off was hosted at St. Louis City Hall Rotunda and gave participants two hours to prepare their best entry.

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

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at cmo@nectarmediagroup.com 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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