Fear and Loathing by candlelight in the GROVE

              Saint Louis, MO (April 4, 2011) – Sanctuaria, voted as  one of Saint Louis’ TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS, hosted its second COCKTAILS BY CANDLELIGHT on March 28, 2011.  With only the flames of candles to light the restaurant, guests were sporting Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses “Fear and Loathing” style, the theme for the evenings event (based upon “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson). AWARD WINNING CHEFS prepared a colorful buffet of pink tacos, “Gonzo” rice and adult fruit cocktail that were just a few of the featured...

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Matt Seiter is mixing it up California Style

Saint Louis, MO (February 11, 2011) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, recently voted one of Saint Louis’  TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS, is heading to California this March and we don’t mean for Spring Break.  Matt, along with Ted Kilgore, TJ Vytlacil and Nate Selsnor have been hand selected to represent the Saint Louis Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) at their National Leadership Conference in San Francisco March 14, 2011 – March 17, 2011.  Saint Louis’ finest will team up with the New York and Los...

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The night the lights went out at Sanctuaria

Saint Louis, MO (March 2, 2011) – Sanctuaria, recently voted one of Saint Louis’ TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS, hosted its first ever “Cocktails by Candlelight” this past Monday.  With the lights turned out and the candles on, the sold out event was a huge success.  A punch bowl full of St. Valentine’s Resurrection (gin, wine, orange juice, cassis, and tonic), crock pots full of Cuban beef stew and white bean chicken chili plus all you can drink cocktails from the evenings featured menu – what better way can you think of to spend your Monday evening? A portion of the evenings proceeds...

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Padda Restaurant Group and Stone Hill Winery collaborate at the Working Women’s Survival Show

Saint Louis, MO (March 2, 2011) – Saint Louis’ renowned and award winning Chef, Christopher Lee, Executive Chef for Padda Restaurant Group, teamed up with Timothy Witherwax from Stone Hill Winery for three remarkable demonstrations on the food stage this past weekend at the 24th Annual  Working Women’s Survival Show. Guests gathered for Friday’s delicious presentation “How to pair Cheese and Fruit with Wine” hosted by Café Ventana.  Chef Lee graciously divulged  at home tips for creating the signature Cheese and Fruit plate served at Café Ventana,  always a fan favorite.  Mr. Witherwax...

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Café Ventana’s culinary duo is fixin’ up some fine Cajun Cuisine

Café Ventana’s culinary duo is fixin’ up some fine Cajun Cuisine   Saint Louis, MO (February 21, 2011) – Saint Louis’ renowned and award winning Chef, Christopher Lee and the Chef de Cuisine at Café Ventana, Katie Case won FIRST PLACE in the Professional Division at the Soulard Mardi Gras Crystal Cajun Cook-off on Saturday.  The cook-off featured ten professional and ten amateur chefs competing for the title of Best Cajun/Creole Dish. With only two hours to prepare their best dish, Café Ventana’s “Creole Trinity” was a winner. The winning entry included spicy fried chicken and cornmeal...

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