Saint Louis, MO (June 1, 2011) – Sanctuaria, voted as one of Saint Louis’ TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS, has been nominated for the WORLD’S BEST COCKTAIL MENU for the prestigious Spirited Awards at Tales of a Cocktail in New Orleans.  Their featured Cocktail Club Menu includes more than 150 cocktails ranging from the classics you’ve grown to love to new and exciting concoctions handcrafted and made to order for the cocktail enthusiast.

Through its annual Spirited Awards™, Tales of the Cocktail® provides recognition to those individuals and establishments that have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail. To embody the ideals with which Tales of the Cocktail® was originally founded, these awards will recognize both national and international honorees who will receive exclusive Riedel Crystal awards.

Other nominees for this outstanding honor include the Artesian at the The Langham, London, England, Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia and Mayahuel, New York City, New York City – Matt Seiter and his fellow mixologists are determined to place Sanctuaria on the map for their exquisite cocktails.

Nominees were chosen by a group of esteemed members of the cocktail industry.  Awards will be announced on Saturday July 23, 2011 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. Tickets can now be purchased online at

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria, owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, offer exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh, handcrafted cocktails that are made-to-order. Recently dubbed as the “sanctuary in the city”, the space is warm and inviting with an alluring appeal.  The tapas and cocktail menus incorporate the freshest, most locally produced ingredients possible with new and innovative ideas.

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