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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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