Vancouver, BC | Everyone knows that the Italians are a passionate people – legendary lovers, great artists, superb wine-makers and amazing cooks who insist on only the finest ingredients. They don’t do anything by half measures and throw their heart and soul into the fine art of living well.
Starting Monday, March 3rd, Nicli will give you the opportunity to wine and dine like a true passionale Italian. Nicli is combining its amore of fine vino and Neapolitan pizza in a special three-course prix fixe Pizza Appassionato Menu for Two priced at $45. Each menu includes a shared antipasti, two pizzas and dessert. The Pizza Appassionato Menu is available only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for either lunch or dinner and it will change weekly to reflect the seasonal availability of ingredients.
If that isn’t enough to set your heart a-flutter, each time a Pizza Appassionato Menu for Two is purchased, one name will be entered into a monthly draw to win a very special bottle of wine. Each month will showcase a different wine and the odds of winning depend solely on how many menus are sold during that month. March’s wine is a very special bottle – Flaccianello delle Pieve 2009 (100 per cent Sangiovese) which retails for $250. The only stipulation is that the wine must be enjoyed with your next meal at Nicli.
Monthly draws will take place at 4pm on the last Friday of the month and winners will be notified within 24 hours. Winners will also be posted to our Facebook page. Details after the jump…
The inaugural Pizza Appassionato Menu for Two will be offered March 3-5 and includes:
• Antipasti (to share): Mozzarella di Bufala Campania, confit grape tomatoes, pesto, balsamic reduction with parmesan-oregano flatbread
• Pizze (choose one of each option or two of one): Option One – pomodoro, grana padano, fior di latte, oregano, sliced red onions and Two Rivers dry-cured chorizo Option Two: EVOO, grana padano, roasted red onions, gorgonzola, Serrano ham, arugula and a balsamic reduction
• Dolci (one each): house made vanilla gelato with Sicilian olive oil and sea salt
Drop by Nicli Antica Pizzeria any Monday through Wednesday for lunch or dinner, indulge your love of pizza by ordering the Pizza Appassionato Menu for Two, and you could also win a superb bottle of Italian wine. Now that’s amore!
Multi-award winning Nicli Antica Pizzeria is the first VPN (Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana) certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Vancouver. It recently won Silver at the 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival Wine List Awards, ‘Best Pizza’ from the WestEnder’s Best of the City Awards and ‘Best Pizza’ from the Georgia Straight’s Gold Plates.
Proprietor: Bill McCaig
General Manager: Anthony Sterne
Chef: David Tozer
Wine Director: Melanie Gravel
Bar Manager: Lachlan Henningsen
Finally open and properly filling the void in Vancouver’s pizza scene is Nicli Antica Pizzeria. Immediately considered the best pizza in Vancouver by many, owner Bill McCaig’s goal is to transport you to Italy in one bite.