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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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“Fête des Jardins” Four Courses Paired with Cocktails by Candlelight

“Fête des Jardins” – Four Courses of Gourmet Garden Fare paired with Cocktails by Candlelight Spring has sprung in the gardens on the charming and romantic patio at Sanctuaria, and we are celebrating with a “Fête des Jardins” Cocktails by Candlelight dinner.   Starting at 6:30, with candle-lighting at dusk.  The theme will be Garden Party so come appropriately dressed, it’s a great excuse to dust off the lace and big hats. Four gourmet courses of fresh from the garden fare, each paired with a special spring cocktail. Menu First Course Spinach Salad with Fried Goat Cheese, Raspberries, Sliced Rainbow

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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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Party of The Dead!

Join us on October 31, 2015 for Party of the Dead! Celebrate Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos in style at Sanctuaria! Inside we will be serving a special Prix Fixe Menu, along with cocktails by jack-o-lantern light! Outside, we will keep the party bumping with a LIVE DJ and a satellite bar serving up drink specials for Grove party-goers with a Monster Bash wristband! We will also be featuring “Phantom Drink Specials” in honor of the Phantom of The Grove! Allstate Smash Sherry, Fortified Wine, Citrus, Sugar No One’s Fault 4 Roses Bourbon, Big O Ginger Liqueur, Sugar, Bitters

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Belmont Stakes

BELMONT STAKES June 6, 2015 – Doors Open at 3pm   · “BEST INFIELD OUTFIT” CONTEST! Win a Prize! (Contestants must register by 4:30 p.m.) · Special Menu: Waldorf salad & Wood fired pizza · Featured Cocktails: Mint Juleps, Black-Eyed Susans, White Carnations, Belmont Breezes, Belmont Jewels & Beer with Shot Specials… · We will also run a horse-racing card game as an additional diversion, with proceeds benefiting Stray Rescue.   Come enjoy more juleps, infield frivolity & the climactic conclusion of the Triple Crown!  

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Mother’s Day Brunch

    Every year at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas we roll out the red carpet for Moms on Mother’s Day with a brunch without parallel. This year is no exception as our Executive Chef Wil Pelly has cooked up a menu of culinary delights you just won’t find anywhere else.  This is brunch with a south-of-the-border twist that will transport you to destinations beyond the bounds of normalcy.  Mothers are so special, so give your Mom the special treatment this May 10th, bring her to Sanctuaria for brunch! Brunch is served from 11am-3pm.  Reservations are strongly recommended.  

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Kentucky Derby at Sanctuaria

 The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming May 2! The annual “Run for the Roses” will be celebrated in style at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas in The Grove with a themed party sponsored by Jim Beam Global! This year’s Derby Day is sure to be one to remember, and one you won’t want to miss! Sanctuaria will open at 3pm with a special limited Derby Day menu! No reservations will be taken – it’s first come, first serve at the Derby. Wear your most extravagant headwear and compete in our Best Derby Hat Contest! Register by 4:30 to compete! Fashion is everything at

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