News from Scout supporter CinCin
Vancouver, BC | Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table Group, is delighted to announce Sarah McCauley as Wine Director of CinCin Ristorante. “Sarah has determinedly worked her way ever upward at Top Table restaurants, while continuously improving her professional wine credentials,” Evrensel said.
Beginning in 2002 as a server at sister restaurant West, Sarah took a leave overseas to work at London hotspot Zuma in Knightsbridge. She returned to Vancouver as a senior server and maitre’d at CinCin’s sister restaurant, Blue Water Cafe where her passion for guests’ experiences saw her play a strong leadership role.
This year, Sarah completed her Diploma and Certified Instructor designation (AIWS) from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). She has also attended Vin Italy for the last several years, renewing her wine connections in Tuscany and Piedmont, while constantly refining her knowledge of Italian wines, “the better to arrange the perfect marriage with CinCin’s menus,” as Evrensel says. Read more
Ristorante: Nightly from 5pm – midnight
Bar: Nightly from 4:30pm – midnight
Late Menu: 11pm – midnight
Andrew Richardson, Executive Chef
Lewis Birch, Pastry Chef
Richard Luxton, Restaurant Director
Benjamin Wristin, Restaurant Manager
Shane Taylor, Wine Director
Adaina Smyth, Bar Manager
About CinCin Ristorante
Italian inspired wood fired cucina
A winding stone staircase leads upward from bustling Robson Street to this celebrated Vancouver dining room, recognized for its contemporary, Italian inspired menu and award-winning wine cellar. The elegant marble bar is a central feature, accented by stone walls hung with original artworks, and punctuated with tall arched windows that open onto a secluded terrace. Housed in the private dining room, part of CinCin’s value-driven wine collection is on display: deep and global with rare vintages, boutique finds, and an extensive half-bottle selection.
An ingredient-driven, seasonal focus sets the tone for CinCin’s menu, with distinctive dishes embracing the traditions of Italy.
Restaurant Director Richard Luxton and his service team choreograph unrivalled dining experiences, committed to their exemplary wine program and his own industry-leading service standards.
Wine List Award, Gold
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013
Best Upscale Italian, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012
‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012
Best Last Course, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2010
One of Vancouver’s most significant restaurants.
Taste Magazine, Winter 2012
Outstanding food, service, and a notable wine list.
CBS Seattle, 2012
CinCin pretty much pioneered the city’s house resto-blend concept.
Georgia Straight, 2012
CinCin truly is, was, and probably always will be on the very best Italian fine-dining restaurants in this city.
24 Hrs Newspaper, Vancouver
This Michelin-trained man knows his way around an Italian kitchen.
24 Hrs Newspaper, Vancouver
An extensive Italian menu and wine cellar.
Westjet Up! Magazine, 2012