Category Archives: Special Event

Ham and Sherry

Since antiquity Spaniards have produced dry-cured hams. The first written references date back to the Roman Empire. Historically speaking, fresh ham was cured in mountainous areas with moderate climates that are warm and dry in the summer and cold in the winter. Mountain, or “sierra” (serrano), air favored gradual aging of the meat. Sherry also has a long history in Spain, serving the likes of Christopher Columbus to Shakespeare, and has recently been gaining new ground in the wine world for its unique flavors and food-friendly behavior.  Sherry wines, for ages one of the most tradition-bound, staid wines in the

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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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The Phantom of The Grove!

PHANTOM CAR FOUND TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT! Saint Louis, MO (October 20, 2015) – This past April, something mysterious happened at the intersection of Manchester and Boyle in The Grove – a car ran into the side of Sanctuaria and the driver says it was all the fault of a phantom! Details from the police report: “Driver #1 stated that …a vehicle turned into her lane of travel… [and] in an attempt to avoid striking the other vehicle she turned her vehicle to the right but lost control …she further stated that her vehicle struck the building on the

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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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Thursday Cocktail Roulette

Introducing $5 Cocktail Roulette, Thursday nights at Sanctuaria in the bar! Choose a token at random from our cocktail roulette bowl containing cocktails numbered 1-150 from our infamous cocktail club menu for $5!! Cocktail Roulette is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!  

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Sweet Tea Sundays!

Celebrate Summer on Sanctuaria’s NEW Lux n Lush Patio, with Sweet Tea Sundays! Looking for a cool spot for “sun”day fun in the Grove? You’ve found it. Come out from 1-4pm on June 28th to the patio at Sanctuaria and enjoy music provided by DJ Black Guy. 10% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT STRAY RESCUE ST. LOUIS & ST. LOUIS EFFORT FOR AIDS!  

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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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Triple Crown – Derby, Preakness, Belmont

KENTUCKY DERBY May 2, 2015 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) · BEST DERBY HAT CONTEST! Win a Prize! · Hot Brown Beignet & Benedictine Tea Sandwiches · Mint Juleps, Tequila Juleps & More…   PREAKNESS STAKES May 16, 2015 – Doors Open at 3pm · “DRESS YOUR BET” CONTEST! Win a Prize! · Crab Cakes & East Coast Fried Oyster Sliders · Mint Juleps, Black-Eyed Susans & More…   BELMONT STAKES June 6, 2015 – Doors Open at 3pm · “BEST INFIELD OUTFIT” CONTEST! Win a Prize! · Waldorf salad & Wood fired pizza · Mint Juleps, Black-Eyed Susans, White

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A Night to Fernet

Sanctuaria Wild Tapas presents “A Night to Fernet”, anexclusive four-course cocktail pairing dinner prepared by Executive Chef Wil Pelly. This very special event features cocktails prepared from Fernet-Branca and Branca Menta, fine Italian aperitif and digestif herbal liqueurs that have been carefully crafted using the same secret family recipe since 1845! Its secret formula, passed down from father to son in the Branca family, has guaranteed the protection of the quality that still makes it the digestive bitter liqueur par excellence. Indeed, the 27 herbs it contains come from four continents: aloe comes from South Africa, rhubarb from China, gentian

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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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