Sanctuaria named as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America

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Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO  63110

www.sanctuariastl.com

(314) 535-9700

Saint Louis, MO (August 5, 2013) – Sanctuaria, winner of the 2013 OPEN TABLE DINER’S CHOICE AWARD and recently named the BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT IN THE GROVE by the GO! Magazine and BEST LATE NIGHT MENU by Alive Magazine Hot List, was named as one of the TOP 55 BEST BOURBON BARS in America.  The list, created by The Bourbon Review, was compiled through years of onsite research and the trusted opinions of the best minds in our industry.  The list criteria was simple: the bar must showcase Bourbon in the proud manner it deserves, it must educate its patrons about Bourbon and either provide them with a superior selection, or a combination of great selection and a reputation for showcasing Bourbon in their cocktails.  Five regions were selected for representation:  Bourbon Country, Northeast, the South, Midwest and West.  Of the 55 establishments selected, 7 were from the Midwest, 2 were from Missouri and Sanctuaria was the only bar named from Saint Louis. 

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

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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Doyle wins 3rd place and Kowalski wins “Crowd Favorite” at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition

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5203 Chippewa, Suite 301

Saint Louis, MO  63109

 

Doyle wins 3rd place and Kowalski wins “Crowd Favorite” at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition

 

Saint Louis, MO (April 15, 2013) – In Good Company, LLC, the company that brought you Café Ventana, Sanctuaria, Diablitos Cantina and Hendricks BBQ is proud to announce their recent victories at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition on April 14, 2013.  Nathan Doyle from Hendrick’s BBQ, recently named Favorite New BBQ Joint by the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Best American Restaurant in the 2012 Best of Mid Rivers Poll, placed 3rd in the competition with his original creation “The Rogue and a Gambit”.  Mandi Kowalski from Sanctuaria, recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine won the “Crowd Favorite” category with her “Gatsy and Daisy” concoction.

 

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

 

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

 

 

 

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Kowalski, Duepner and Doyle have been selected as finalists in the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition – 3 of In Good Company, LLC’s finest!

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Saint Louis, MO  63109

Kowalski, Duepner and Doyle have been selected as finalists in the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition – 3 of In Good Company, LLC’s finest!

Saint Louis, MO (April 8, 2013) – In Good Company, LLC, the company that brought you Café Ventana, Sanctuaria, Diablitos Cantina and Hendricks BBQ will be proudly represented by their talented bartenders at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition on April 14, 2013 at Salt Restaurant at 3pm, with 3 of the 10 finalists from In Good Company restaurants.  Mandi Kowalski and Joe Duepner will be competing from Sanctuaria, recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine and Nathan Doyle will be competing from Hendrick’s BBQ, recently named Favorite New BBQ Joint by the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Best American Restaurant in the 2012 Best of Mid Rivers Poll.

The makers of The Big O ginger liqueur are looking for a classic cocktail to call their own – a stunningly delicious Signature Cocktail, highlighting the versatility and nuanced goodness of The Big O. The 10 finalists will present their Cocktails for the judges and guests. In addition, contestants will prepare batched cocktails for guests to taste and The Big O will present a Crowd Favorite Award!  A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Food Search of St. Louis.  Tickets may be purchased http://classiccouples-es2004.eventbrite.com/#.

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

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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Seiter’s next stop on his National Book Tour for “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is The Silver Dollar

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Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO  63110

www.sanctuariastl.com

(314) 535-9700

 

Seiter’s next stop on his National Book Tour for “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is The Silver Dollar

Saint Louis, MO (April 5, 2013) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, recently named recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine, will be leaving for the next stop on his national book tour for  “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” on April 8, 2013.  After heading to Heaven Hill Distillery to pick up a barrel of Elijah Craig 12 year, he will be making a guest appearance at The Silver Dollar in Louisville, KY on Monday evening for a book signing and complimentary punch tasting, sponsored by Samogon.

In “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars”, Seiter, recently named BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Sauce Magazine, divulges his secrets and stories behind the infamous Sanctuaria cocktail menu in this tell-all cocktail guide.  This no holds bar manual provides step-by-step instructions, allowing you to re-create the cocktails you’ve grown to love (or waiting to devour) while tasting your way through the extensive Cocktail Club.  Included are tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used to give your cocktails the mouth-watering goodness Sanctuaria delivers.  Additionally, Seiter explains his choice not to use mass marketed brands in the inventory at Sanctuaria, providing full access to his tasting notes for every spirit he chose.

“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is on sale now at Sanctuaria or online at www.sanctauriastl.com.

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

 

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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Seiter heads to NOLA for the next stop on his National Book Tour for “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars”

Sanctuaria

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Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO  63110

www.sanctuariastl.com

(314) 535-9700

 

 

Saint Louis, MO (February 22, 2013) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, recently named BEST DRINK MENU in  St. Louis by the Riverfront Times, BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine and one of the TOP 50 RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS by St. Louis Magazine, will be leaving for the next stop on his national book tour for  “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” on February 24, 2013.  This time he is heading south to New Orleans.  His first stop will be at Bellocq, located in The Hotel Modern, from 5pm – 7pm.  This event is open to the public.

On Monday, February 25, 2013, Seiter will accompany Samogon Liquor Company, the sponsor of his trip, to the 2013 Inland Seafood NOLA Experience from 3pm – 6pm at The Foundary.  He will have copies of his book available for purchase, as well as signing.  The Inland Seafood NOLA Experience is a show case of Inland Seafood’s superior seafood, heritage meats and artisan specialty foods perfectly paired with wine and spirits. It is an opportunity for approximately 300 local chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and other food service professionals to engage with producers, manufacturers and purveyors of the finest foods and spirits available.

From there, Seiter will head to the Shamrock for the United States Bartenders Guild Local Chapter party from 6pm – 9pm.

In “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars”, Seiter, recently named BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Sauce Magazine, divulges his secrets and stories behind the infamous Sanctuaria cocktail menu in this tell-all cocktail guide.  This no holds bar manual provides step-by-step instructions, allowing you to re-create the cocktails you’ve grown to love (or waiting to devour) while tasting your way through the extensive Cocktail Club.  Included are tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used to give your cocktails the mouth-watering goodness Sanctuaria delivers.  Additionally, Seiter explains his choice not to use mass marketed brands in the inventory at Sanctuaria, providing full access to his tasting notes for every spirit he chose.

“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is on sale now at Sanctuaria or online at www.sanctauriastl.com.

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

 

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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Seiter kicks off his National Book Tour for “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” in Cleveland this Sunday

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Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO  63110

www.sanctuariastl.com

(314) 535-9700

 

Saint Louis, MO (January 23, 2013) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times, BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine and one of the TOP 50 RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS by St. Louis Magazine, will be kicking off his national book tour for  “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” on January 27, 2013.  His first stop will be at The Old Angle Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio.  He will be onsite signing copies, as well as slinging a few original creations from his book.

From there, Seiter will head to New York City to the Middle Branch on January 31, 2013.

Seiter, recently named BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Sauce Magazine, divulges his secrets and stories behind the infamous Sanctuaria cocktail menu in this tell-all cocktail guide.  This no holds bar manual provides step-by-step instructions, allowing you to re-create the cocktails you’ve grown to love (or waiting to devour) while tasting your way through the extensive Cocktail Club.  Included are tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used to give your cocktails the mouth-watering goodness Sanctuaria delivers.  Additionally, Seiter explains his choice not to use mass marketed brands in the inventory at Sanctuaria, providing full access to his tasting notes for every spirit he chose.

“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is on sale now at Sanctuaria or online at www.sanctauriastl.com.

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

 

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entreprenauers Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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Special Request: Wicked Good Shrimp from Sanctuaria Wild Tapas

 

 

 

Wicked Good Shrimp from Sanctuaria Wild Tapas

Photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in St. Louis by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Q • I’m requesting the recipe for Wicked Good Shrimp from Sanctuaria Wild Tapas. It’s shrimp served in a delicious, flavorful sauce. — Lori Shifter, University City

A • Wil Pelly heads Sanctuaria’s three-year old pan-Latin kitchen at the corner of Manchester and Boyle in the Grove district.

“Caribbean. Cuban. Jamaican. Spanish. Cajun and Creole. A touch of Mexican,” he calls the food. “And a little bit of St. Louis on the side.”

During the growing season, much of the food is sourced from Sanctuaria’s back-door garden. Plus they use Foundation Farm in Belleville, says Pelly, which provides protein and produce for Sanctuaria and two sister restaurants, Diablitos Cantina and Café Ventana.

Sanctuaria is known for its Cocktail Club. With a $20 membership, members work their way through a 200-cocktail list, keeping track with personal notebooks lined up near the bar.

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THE FEED: Release Date and Launch Party Set for Sanctuaria Mixologist Matt Seiter’s “Tell-All” Cocktail Guide

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Move this up to the top of our must-buy list of books: Sanctuaria’s award-winning mixologist Matt Seiter’s cocktail guide, The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail, is set for release on Tue., Dec. 11.

In the book, Seiter, who pens our monthly cocktail column The Mix, divulges his secrets and stories behind Sanctuaria’s revered cocktail menu. The “no-holds-barred manual” provides step-by-step instructions allowing readers to re-create the cocktails they’ve grown to love while tasting their way through Sanctuaria’s extensive Cocktail Club, which Seiter founded.

Seiter’s new book features tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used in Sanctuaria’s cocktails. He also explains his choice not to use mass-marketed brands in the inventory at Sanctuaria, providing full access to his tasting notes for every spirit he chose.

To celebrate the book release, Sanctuaria will be hosting a Cocktails by Candlelight event, sponsored by Camus Cognac, at 7pm on Mon., Dec. 10 – Sanctuaria’s 3rd Anniversary. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Seiter’s book – a day before it is released to the public. Tickets are $45 per person for Cocktail Club Members and $50 per person for non-members, and they include all-you-can eat food and drink.

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Sanctuaria Releases First Cocktail Book Written by Bar Manager Matt Seiter

By Liz Miller Tue., Nov. 27 2012 at 1:30 PM

 

 

Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) announced this week that its releasing a cocktail book penned by its acclaimed bar manager Matt Seiter titled The Dive Bar of Cocktails: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time. A book release party titled “Cocktails by Candlelight” is scheduled to coincide with the restaurant’s third anniversary on Monday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at Sanctuaria. The book’s official release date is Tuesday, December 11.

Gut Check caught up with Seiter to find out what’s inside the cocktail book and what to expect at Sanctuaria’s upcoming shindig.

“There’s over 150 recipes in the book,” Seiter says. “Readers can expect all those recipes, how to make them, and more. I give away (well, sell away) a majority of our housemade ingredient recipes, tips/tricks we use behind our bar daily, stories and anecdotes for all of our own creations, and a bibliography for every classic cocktail on the menu.”

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“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” Release Party

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Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO  63110

www.sanctuariastl.com

(314) 535-9700

 

Saint Louis, MO (November 26, 2012) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times, BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine and one of the TOP 50 RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS by St. Louis Magazine, is proud to announce the release of Sanctuaria’s first cocktail book “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time” on December 11, 2012.  Within these pages, Seiter, recently named BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Sauce Magazine,  will  divulge his secrets and stories behind the infamous Sanctuaria cocktail menu.  This no holds bar manual will provide step-by-step instructions allowing you to re-create the cocktails you’ve grown to love (or waiting to devour) while tasting your way through the extensive Cocktail Club.  Included in this tell all cocktail guide are tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used to give your cocktails the mouth-watering goodness Sanctuaria delivers.

Additionally, Seiter explains his choice not to use mass marketed brands in the inventory at Sanctuaria, providing full access to his tasting notes for every spirit he chose.

“As a confirmed New Yorker, it’s seldom that I think about moving elsewhere, but this book makes me wish that Sanctuaria was my local dive bar. Bartenders know that mixology ain’t rocket science, and in this book, Matt Seiter – an annoying bastard if ever there was one – let’s everyone take a glimpse inside the mind of a cocktailian at work, thoroughly taking the intimidation our of the craft. And he does it with style, too.” 

- Gaz Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology and host of gazregan.com

To celebrate, Sanctuaria will be hosting a Cocktails by Candlelight event, sponsored by Camus Cognac, at 7pm on Monday December 10, 2012, Sanctuaria’s 3rd Anniversary.  Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary copy of “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” a day before it is released to the public! In light of the effort, blood, sweat and tears that went into this monumental task, the theme of this Southside Backyard Party.  Sanctuaria would like to kick back, relax and celebrate with corn hole (bags), coolers of beer, backyard-style cocktails and Southside family fare such as center cut pork steaks topped with Sanctuaria’s Elijah Craig bourbon butterscotch glaze, Mostaccioli with meat sauce and smoked gouda, Ambrosia salad and more!  Tickets will be priced at $45.00 per person for Cocktail Club Members and $50.00 per person for non-members and will include all you can eat food and drink, as well as a sneak peek at Seiter’s book before it hits the shelves.  What better way can you think to spend your Monday night?

“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” will go on sale December 11, 2012 at Sanctuaria or online at www.sanctauriastl.com.

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


About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh 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.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entreprenauers Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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