Seiter is selected as a finalist in the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition




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Seiter is selected as a finalist in the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition

Saint Louis, MO (August 7, 2012) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria and Sauce Magazine’s 2012 Bartender of the Year, has been selected as one of the 12 finalists in this year’s Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition in Kansas City, MO on August 26, 2012.  Seiter is the only finalist from the St. Louis metro-area and he will showcase his exceptional mixology talent by preparing one of his original concoctions, as well as his take on a classic cocktail.

The Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition is now a part of the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.  Watch 12 of the top bartenders from around the country mix up their drinks on stage as they compete for the $1000 Grand Prize.  In addition to the competition itself, tasting tables will be set up where guests may sample the competing bartenders’ cocktails and food served by local restaurants, live music and entertainment, and more. Participants will be timed and critiqued on their presentation, creativity, flavor and balance.  The top 3 finishers will win cash prizes and national press recognition.      Visit for additional information regarding the Paris of the Plains Bartending  Competition.

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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