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....

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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 in Midtown,...

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Chef Pelly in KMOX Food Fight

St. Louis Chefs Vie for Honors at KMOX Food Fight Throughout the month of March, each restaurant competing will offer a special KMOX Food Fight Competitor Dish on its menu and you can vote for your favorite!   JUST TEXT TAPAS TO 881120 VOTE FOR SANCTUARIA EXECUTIVE CHEF WIL PELLY’S BUTTERSCOTCH BOURBON FAJITAS! On April 2, the two chefs with the highest number of votes will square off in a live cooking competition held at Final Cut Restaurant (details coming soon!) Photography by Micah Usher 9 hours ago  •  Written by Feast staff Subscribe to Feast! – Click here to subscribe On...

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Sanctuaria Tapas Adds Outdoor Conservatory

By Nancy Stiles Thu., Jul. 10 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Restaurant News Sanctuaria’s patio is just around the corner. | Jennifer Silverberg Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) in the Grove has a curious growth in its backyard: a conservatory. The metal and glass structure has been under construction for a while, but is set to open in the next few weeks. The conservatory will provide ingredients for Sanctuaria’s mixology program. See also: Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version “Our long-term vision with that is to...

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Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version

By Patrick J. Hurley Fri., Jun. 13 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Drunken Vegan Three Barrel-Aged Cocktails at Sanctuaria | Patrick J. Hurley The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He’s an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn’t think those last two terms contradict each other.Barrel aging spirits is a very old practice. Barrel aging pre-mixed cocktails, on the other hand, is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Drunken Vegan tasted three of these aged drinks...

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