GOODS: “Cibo Trattoria” And “Uva Wine Bar” Announce New Staff Appointments


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The GOODS from Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria

Vancouver, BC | Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria, located in Vancouver’s chic Moda Hotel, are delighted to announce the addition of two talented professionals to their award-winning team. David Fert is the General Manager of Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine Bar, and David Bain is the Bar Manager at UVA Wine Bar.

Vienna, Austria native David Fert brings a rich background in restaurant management and wine direction to his general manager post at UVA Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria. But more importantly, he brings a warm smile, and charismatic personality that delighted many a patron during his recent tenure at popular Divino Wine Bar. Prior to his arrival in Vancouver, David presided as Wine Director over Europe’s largest magnum bottle cellar at famed Hospiz Alm resort, an award-winning five star hotel and restaurant in Austria with one of the most sought-after wine collections in Europe. David’s love and enthusiasm for wine and food developed early on in life, and grew exponentially through his years of study in restaurant management – cumulating with the attainment of his Diploma Sommelier. Through hard work and a passion for excellence, David has had the opportunity to work at some of the finest restaurants in Europe such as Guarda Val, Du Théâtre les Vins and Concerto prior to his prestigious appointment at Hospiz Alm. Focused on providing exceptional service and memorable experiences for his guests, David’s aim is to make Cibo and Uva the “go to” place in downtown Vancouver for exceptional food and wine– whatever the occasion.

Another bright star recently added to the award-winning UVA team is well-respected and local Vancouverite David Bain – formerly from acclaimed West Restaurant in Vancouver. David Bain brings energetic passion and exquisite skill behind the bar, resulting in a varied collection of wonderfully concocted ‘craft’ cocktails for UVA patrons to enjoy. His love for the industry was ignited as a teenager, and further developed through years of hard work at many of Vancouver’s top restaurants like Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, Brix, Chow, West and Fiction. David – being an adventurous spirit – seized the opportunity to travel to Australia where he worked at Harvest in Perth and Taxi Dining Room in Melbourne before returning to Vancouver. David, an industry favorite, thrives on drawing on the expertise of his colleagues and, above-all, is dedicated to sharing his positive energy, product knowledge and cutting-edge technique with his guests.

About Uva Wine Bar

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Enticing cocktails, refined wines, eclectic import beers — Uva Wine Bar, located adjacent to the Moda Hotel, is Downtown Vancouver’s newest enclave for connoisseurs of wines and spirits seeking a sanctuary that caresses the eye as well as the palate. From the finest charcuterie, to artisanal cheeses and to hard-to-find wine selections, indulge in Uva Wine Bar’s cosmopolitan, yet relaxed interpretation of a true Italian ‘enoteca’.

Uva Wine Bar epitomizes the spirit of its location in the heart of Downtown Vancouver’s arts and cultural district. Striking, yet inviting décor sets a bold statement. The elegant modernism of its interior design combined with the building’s historical elements, such as its delicate 1908 terrazzo floors, creates a unique, yet vibrant setting that must be experienced.

Steps away from the Orpheum Theatre, Robson Street, and some of Vancouver’s finest art galleries, Uva Wine Bar is the perfect beginning or end to your night out in the city.

About Cibo Trattoria

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Located adjacent to the lobby of the Moda Hotel and steps away from the Orpheum Theatre, Cibo Trattoria specializes in Italian-inspired cuisine made with same-day fresh and local ingredients. Cibo’s unique list of decadent yet light dishes has been created by talented Executive Chef, Neil Taylor, to provide Vancouverites and visitors to Downtown Vancouver with a distinctive dining experience.

  • Cloudy and Smokey jr

    Two excellent additions ! Mr Fert is a worthy successor for Sebastien’s FOH role but that will be sad news indeed for Divino