COLONIE — The Eden Café has special plans for Cinco de Mayo.
The coffee shop, at 269 Osborne Road in Loudonville, is joining forces with JNB Specialty Foods for a daylong celebration, with proceeds benefitting the Albany-based Veteran’s Miracle Center (VMC). There will be live music and Mexican food, paired with JNB’s salsa made by Barry and chef Jason Moore.
“We are happy to be hosting this event on such a festive occasion, and give back to our veterans,” said Joe Ventura, owner of Eden Advisory Services and Café.
“As a veteran myself, I am pleased to be part of this event and give back to the veterans that have given so much to all of us,” said Barry Moore. “The VMC does such great work.”
As part of its month-long lead-in to Cinco de Mayo, Eden Café has had several events throughout the month of April, including a performance by Geo Beat on April 16. The next show on April 23 features an all-Brazilian music performance by jazz duo Sonny and Perley.
Eden Café has been featuring JNB Specialty Foods’ salsa and chutneys for a while now as part of its larger commitment to supporting small businesses, said Ventura.
“We have a number of people who use this (café) as their storefronts,” said Ventura.
Opening in December 2015, Eden Café offers both food and financial advice. A financial planner for more than 20 years, Ventura continues to assist people with investment strategies, estate planning and tax advice while operating his café. He also offers workshops given by local entrepreneurs, as well as live music and comedy nights.
“From my perspective, it’s an advisory services business with a really cool lobby,” said Ventura.
For more information about Eden Advisory Services and Café, call 977-3771.