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Spotlight: Sanctuaria Wild Tapas Serves Authentic Flavors in an Unmatched Setting

ST. LOUIS Spotlight: Sanctuaria Wild Tapas Serves Authentic Flavors in an Unmatched Setting Denise Kruse Jun 27, 2016 (0)        photos by J. Pollack Photography Perhaps nothing captures the full sensory adventure of summertime like the warmth of dining al fresco with friends and loved ones, sipping cocktails and sharing snacks. Sanctuaria Wild Tapas, an anchor in The Grove’s dining scene, brings the picture-perfect summertime experience to life. Fresh, light seasonal ingredients come together in an unmatched outdoor setting, the dining room extended throughout the warm months to a patio nestled amongst the restaurant’s robust vertical garden and its 19th century-inspired

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Patriotic cocktails for the Fourth of July

By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photos by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com Here are some things you need to help celebrate the Fourth of July: American flags, insect repellent and lawn chairs to watch your favorite fireworks display. And don’t forget the grenadine, cream and blue curaçao. As they always say, it’s not the Fourth without a fifth. And if you plan to celebrate America’s independence, there are few ways to do it better than with a cocktail (or three) that allows you to fly your favorite colors: red, white and blue. Red? Red is easy. You can make red drinks

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Father’s Day 2016 Buffet

June 19, 2016  |  6:00-9:00pm        Father’s Day Buffet Menu: Avocado and Pancetta Salad Crispy pancetta, fresh baby spinach, avocado, balsamic Serrano Ham and Mushroom Crimini mushrooms sauteed with serrano ham and garlic Chorizo and Clams Chorizo and Clams Spicy chorizo, fresh littleneck clams, in a white wine broth Torrijas with Honey and Milk Torrijas Con Miel y Leche Spanish pastry glazed with honey and fresh grated cinnamon Brisket Chorizo Sliders Our signature frita sliders with Hendricks BBQ smoked brisket topped with melty jack cheese.   Five Courses of farm-fresh gourmet fare, sure to put a smile on any

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Best Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Once again, Sanctuaria is hosting their renowned Annual Kentucky Derby Watch Party, sponsored by Feast Magazine. Kentucky Derby 2016 Saturday, May 7, 2016 Doors open at 3pm, Derby posts at 5:34pm. FOOD Derby Bourbon Shrimp Crusted Brie Delight Chorizo & Tasso Risotto Bites Manchego Gougeres with Piquillo Sauce Caper Crusted Ahi Tuna with Toast Points COCKTAILS Front Runner – Sugar Cube, Peychaud Bitters, Sparkling Rose Mint Julep – Maker’s Mark 46, Sugar, Mint At the Gate – Tito’s Vodka, Simple Syrup, St. Germaine, Lime, Mint Breaking Away – Evan Williams, Simple Syrup, Peach Schnapps, Lemon Juice, Peaches RACES, GAMES, FUN & BENEFITS STRAY RESCUE ST. LOUIS!   Make your reservation today!  

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Boozy Book Club

Professional storyteller Shannon Nara hosts Boozy Book Club, Wednesday nights at 9pm. Nara will be performing readings from stories and poems by LGBTQIA+ authors Wednesday nights through June. There will be featured cocktails based on the theme of the night as well as boozy coffee drinks to accompany the cozy and intimate setting along with readings performed by Shannon Nara. Boozy Book Club, every Wednesday night at 9pm.

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Find Romance on Valentine’s Day at Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria is bringing the romance this Valentine’s Day with incredible atmosphere, and special menu offerings: – Raspberry-Brie Beggars Purse over a Mixed Green Salad. – Cabrales Sirloin with Roasted Cauliflower Purée – Horseradish-Roasted Potatoes. – Chocolate-Cayenne Nitro Ice Cream   Make your reservation today: Sanctuaria (49984), St. Louis Reservations

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For Sanctuaria’s Matthew Koch, Mixing Cocktails Is Like Playing Jazz

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 For Sanctuaria’s Matthew Koch, Mixing Cocktails Is Like Playing Jazz Posted By Cheryl Baehr on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 6:00 am Matthew Koch mans the bar at Sanctuaria. Matthew Koch, the bar manager at Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700), clearly remembers the drink that got him hooked. “I was 22 and still drinking dumb sweet drinks — you know, amaretto sours and that kind of stuff,” Koch recalls. “I went to visit [Layla’s] Tony Saputo at his work — we were in a band together — and just told him, ‘You know your stuff. Just make me

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Featured on “Cut Out + Keep”

Sanctuaria Wild Tapas St Louis, Missouri, US 4198 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States Cook a rice pudding and mix a Bury Me In Smoke cocktail in #ABiteToEat with Sanctuaria Wild Tapas in St Louis. How did you get started? Per the owners, Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes: On a trip to Peru, they had a meal in a monastery during a dreadful downpour and enjoyed a comforting meal in beautiful and serene surroundings and wanted to bring the “sanctuary concept” to the busy city. Where are you located? We are in the heart of the “Grove” neighborhood

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New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Dinner

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPEAKEASY DINNER AND VINTAGE 20’S COCKTAILS BY CANDLELIGHT SANCTUARIA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SPEAKEASY DINNER Join Sanctuaria as the restaurant is transformed into a candlelit Prohibition era speakeasy! Indulge in caviar blini & oysters rockefeller to begin 5 Courses of elegant “Gatsby-esque” fine fare served in an elegant candlelit atmosphere reminiscent of a “Roarin’ 20’s” hideaway watering hole. Includes seating in Special New Year’s Eve VIP reserved section of dining room with password: “giggle water”.  (For Special Ticket Guests only.) Special Ticket Dinner service available at 5pm or 8pm. That’s Five Courses inspired by the Prohibition Era, plus appetizer & comes

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Sanctuaria named as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America

AMERICA’S 55 BEST BOURBON BARS Our 2013 List of the Top 55 Bourbon Bars in America Sanctuaria, St. Louis: Move over Anheuser-Busch, Sanctuaria is turning St. Louis into a Bourbon city. The spirits program is ran by Bourbon nut Matt Seiter, who regularly buys his own barrels from Kentucky distilleries. Although Sanctuaria tries to sell itself as a dive cocktail bar, Larry Rice says it’s no dive bar. “One of the first bars in the country to offer cocktails on tap and barrel aged cocktails,” says Rice who is a respected bartender in Bourbon Country. “This place is a gem

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