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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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Sanctuaria Tapas Adds Outdoor Conservatory

Sanctuaria Tapas Adds Outdoor Conservatory By Nancy Stiles Thu., Jul. 10 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Restaurant News Sanctuaria’s patio is just around the corner. Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) in the Grove has a curious growth in its backyard: a conservatory. The metal and glass structure has been under construction for a while, but is set to open in the next few weeks. The conservatory will provide ingredients for Sanctuaria’s mixology program. See also: Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version “Our long-term vision with that is to create an indoor garden space for our mixology division,” Sanctuaria co-owner Gurpreet Padda tells Gut Check.

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Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version

By Patrick J. Hurley Fri., Jun. 13 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Drunken Vegan Three Barrel-Aged Cocktails at Sanctuaria | Patrick J. Hurley The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He’s an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn’t think those last two terms contradict each other.Barrel aging spirits is a very old practice. Barrel aging pre-mixed cocktails, on the other hand, is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Drunken Vegan tasted three of these aged drinks at Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) alongside a freshly mixed version in

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Sanctuaria’s Derby Day Party Photos featured in Feast

May 05, 2014 9:47 am  •  Photography by J. Pollack Photography Kentucky Derby fans enjoyed quite a party on Sat., May 3, at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas, as The Grove hotspot served up inspired eats, drinks and a live broadcast. Attendees dressed in their derby best and partook in a special menu featuring Derby Pie, Hot Brown Beignet with Grits, Hoppin’ John, Upside-Down Cake and of course, Mint Juleps. Check out all of the photos from the party in the slide show linked here! Check out all of the photos from the party in the slide show linked here! Sanctuaria, 4198 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.535.9700, sanctuariastl.com

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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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Toques & ‘Tails

  Toques & ‘Tails was created to celebrate and promote the culinary and beverage talent of innovative restaurants in Denver and Boulder.  Toques & ‘Tails aims to feature the culinary team from the same restaurant. Three chefs, three beverage professionals and one bon vivant from around the country will be the judges; Garrett Harker, Jackson Cannon, Elayne Duff, Jamie Bissonnette, Matt Seiter, are just a few of our judges. Additionally, food and beverage professionals from Colorado and around the country will be ambassadors who will mingle with and engage the attendees to share their culinary experience as well as the food

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Seiter’s Book Release

St. Louis Cocktail Community Turns Out In Force For Seiter’s Book Release Party   Just in time for the holiday season comes “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote The Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time,” the new boozy tome from Matt Seiter, bar manager and mixologist extraordinaire at Sanctuaria in The Grove. Seiter has won about every local award available (including Best Cocktail Menu in ALIVE’s Hot List) for his quality cocktails and expert barmanship, as well as a fair amount of national recognition. Lucky for us he’s put some of the tricks of his

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