Vicia – Photograph by St. Louis Photographer Jonathan Gayman.
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Vicia Comes to Life for Limited Engagements

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community is by far one of the most diverse and energetic community with numerous great thinkers and risk takers working together in an effort to change the world.  This pulsating 200-acre innovation hub and technology district sits in the midst of St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods.  The focus on innovation and total creativity is what attracted Restaurateurs, Michael and Tara Gallina.

The couple best known for their Pop UP eatery Rooster and the Hen are set to open their newest venture, Vicia, in 2017.  Much like their future location, they view food and dining, as both art and truly inspirational.  Vicia , pronounced vis-see-ya, is named after a plant species common to a cover crop in Missouri, and that’s appropo since their main concept centers on vegetable-forward, farmer driven cuisine, fueled by wood-fire.  The Gallinas will offer a cuisine focused on what’s fresh and available at the time.

Vicia will be open for lunch and dinner and will emphasize a-la-carte ordering. The menu will change daily as different ingredients become available.  Pricing and exact menu details have not been disclosed yet, but a set menu will change weekly featuring new dishes and concepts.

The fare will be a celebration of seasonal ingredients at their freshest, protein and vegetable driven dishes with wood-fired cooking.  They will also serve delicious sweets.  And, if you or someone in your party is plagued with food allergies or dietary restrictions, all you have to do is notify them 24-hours in advance and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.

The first of the five dates will be held at The Block CWE, located at 33 N Sarah St., and the other four dates will take place at Cafe Osage, located at 4605 Olive St. Reservations are available for parties up to 4 guests.  For groups of 5-6, please contact Tara Gallina at info@viciarestaurant.com.

Sunday, November 13th: The Block CWE, seating’s from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 29th: Cafe Osage, seating’s from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30th: Cafe Osage, seating’s from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7th: Cafe Osage, seating’s from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 8th: Cafe Osage, seating’s from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com (direct links for each seating above).

photo credit Jonathan Gayman

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