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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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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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#WEHEARTSTL – Alive Magazine’s Best of the City 2015 – Voting Closed!

Nominated for: Best Restaurant, Best Bar, Best Lounge & Best Cocktail Menu!   We are proud to have been nominated, alongside our sister restaurants! Hendricks BBQ: Best Restaurant, Best Barbecue Café Ventana: Best Coffeehouse, Best Café, Best Brunch Diablitos Cantina: Best Mexican Cathedral Square Brewery: Best Brewery Moonshine Blues Bar: Best Live Music Venue    

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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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