© Bengelina Hospitality Group

    NOW OPEN

    Chef and restaurateur, Ben Poremba is proud to announce his newest business venture, AO&CO, a specialty market and coffee and tea shop to be located at 1641 Tower Grove St. Louis Missouri.

     

    The market features private-label olive oil, spreads, dips, and many favorites from his restaurants, such Olio’s egg salad and hummus, Nixta's salsas, The Benevolent King's harissa and preserved lemons and more under the AO&CO moniker.

     

    AO&CO is partnering with Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. on a coffee and tea program (emphasis on the tea side).  The market features a counter-service espresso and chai bar with up to 15 drink selections.

    You’ll also find prepared food alongside a curated selection of quality ingredients and condiments such as fine cheese, salumi and charcuterie, vinegars, oils, and pasta.

     

     Chef Poremba also plans to offer a small selection of wines, local beers and interesting spirits, plus items like kitchen towels, soaps, tea cups and a selection of 90 premium cigars.

    FOOD OF LOVE

    for

    THE LOVE FOOD

    It's a love story!

    I open and operate restaurants because I love food. 

     I love to cook and I love to eat.

    I am profoundly inspired by our food community:

    our purveyors, farmers, artisans, fellow chefs and restaurateurs, and our seasoned and curious diners.

    I love the cultural diversity of our community,

    and I love learning about food cultures.

     Food, like music and art, is the most universal expression of human culture. 

    And I am so honored to be a part of this world.

    -Ben Poremba, Owner

    Our Restaurants

    Final_Nixta_logo.jpg

    NIXTA

    Olio_Logo.jpg

    OLIO

    elaia logo final.jpg

    ELAIA

    king7.png

     

     

    THE BENEVOLENT KING

     

     

    LA PATISSERIE CHOUQUETTE

    CONTACT US

    Tel. 314 932 1088

    PaPatrick Hassett, General Manager

    Brian Will, Office Manager

    1634 Tower Grove Ave.

    St. Louis Mo 63110

    JOBS

    We Are Always Searching For Talent

    please send us your resume

    jobs@bengelina.com

    For media inquiries, please contact:

    Ben or Patrick

    (314) 932-1088 

    For accounts payable, please contact: Ferretti Book Keeping

    16624 Old Chesterfield Rd,

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

    636 536-0558

    VISIT US

    Elaia & Olio

    1634 Tower Grove Ave.

    St. Louis Mo 63110

    314 932 1088

    Nixta & Bar Limon

    1621 Tower Grove Ave.

    St. Louis Mo 63110

    314 899 9000

    The Benevolent King

    7268 Manchester Ave.

    Maplewood Mo 63143

    314 899 0440

     

    La Patisserie Chouquette

    1626 Tower Grove Ave.

    St. Louis Mo 63110

    314 932 7935

    TELL US