The GOODS from Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine Bar are looking for an experienced daytime supervisor. The ideal candidate will have strong restaurant, food and wine knowledge, and exceptional hospitality and administrative skills. If you love the restaurant industry, but hate working nights, this could be your ideal job. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: Supervising the restaurant during breakfast and lunch service, cashout reconciliation, reporting, menu updating and printing, POS changes, scheduling, training and hiring, ordering and receiving. Competitive wage based on experience. Please forward your resume to Steve at steve [at] cibotrattoria.ca. Read more
The GOODS from Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | Josh Bentley, Vice President of Viaggio Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Edwards as General Manager of Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria and Colette Lynch as Restaurant Sales Director. “We are delighted that two such well known and respected individuals have joined our team,” stated Bentley. “Cibo and Uva have always enjoyed an envious reputation for award winning experiences and Steve and Colette are looking forward to continuing and growing this environment”.
Steve Edwards was most recently the General Manager and Sommelier of the acclaimed Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler and was nominated Sommelier of the Year at the 2012 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Under his guidance, Bearfoot Bistro was the only Whistler restaurant to be awarded three stars in the eponymous “Where to Eat in Canada.” “The immeasurable magic of food and wine inspires me daily,” says Steve. I’m thrilled to be part of such a talented team at Uva and Cibo and I am a huge fan of Neil Taylor and his international reputation. It’s awesome to be back in Vancouver and I’m looking forward to welcoming a lot of old friends and clients to Cibo”, continued Steve. Steve’s tremendous wealth of experience includes stints as Restaurant Manager and Sommelier at Vancouver’s much awarded Cin Cin Ristorante and Restaurant Director and Sommelier of Araxi – Whistler’s first fine dining restaurant. Steve also holds a diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and is a graduate of the Wines of Australia Sommelier Immersion Program.
Colette also brings many years experience to the team and has an enviably vast knowledge of food and wine. Her extraordinary organizational skills and event planning background ensure all guest experiences are second to none. Colette’s impressive resume includes wine portfolio consultant, Restaurant Manager at Fraiche Restaurant in West Vancouver and Group Sales Executive and Special Events Coordinator for Goldfish and Joe Fortes Restaurants. “We have an incredible array of dining spaces and experiences to offer – the private Madonna Room is absolutely stunning and I’m really excited to showcase the other establishments on the property as well. The respectful renovation of the over 100 year old building really is unique and then of course there is Neil’s fabulous cuisine,” enthused Colette. Read more
The GOODS from Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | One of Vancouver’s top, award-winning restaurants and wine bars is seeking a one-of-a-kind Sommelier/Maitre d’. This individual must possess strong character and charm and always leave a lasting impression on customers. Must have strong wine knowledge of old worlds and BC wines. Must be comfortable and knowledgeable with working with over 600 labels. The ideal candidate can work his/her best under pressure! Details after the jump… Read more
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. Read more
News from Scout supporter Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | Cibo Trattoria, the award-winning Italian eatery in downtown Vancouver’s chic Moda Hotel, is serving a taste of Tuscany. Executive Chef Neil Taylor and his talented kitchen brigade have used fine, fresh ingredients to craft a three-course menu that promises to transport guests to the idyllic Italian region.
Available until February 6 in addition to the regular a la carte menu, guests will savour three courses beginning with a choice of ribolita – soup of cannellini beans, bread, kale and extra-virgin olive oil — or chicken-liver Toscana served with house-made pickles and bruschetta. The main course features include: cacciucco, a Tuscan fish stew of rock cod, mussels, clams, octopus, tomato and chilli; tagliata di manzo, a marriage of skirt steak, cannellini beans, rosemary and green peppercorns; and pici, hand-rolled Tuscan spaghetti with pork ragu and pecorino. The grand finale is panforte – spiced fruit and nut cake — or chocolate nemesis river café.
Cibo Trattoria’s three-course Tuscan menu is $35 + tax per person, available in addition to the regular a la carte menu until February 6, 2011. Learn more about Cibo after the jump… Read more
Job posting from Scout supporter Uva Wine Bar
Vancouver, BC | We are looking for a vibrant, charismatic personality to lead our small and intimate lounge. A solid knowledge of classic cocktails and a passion for mixology are required. The successful candidate will be experienced in managing staff, inventory procedures, costing and adhering to budgets. All interested parties are invited email their CVs in confidence to edward [at] uvawinebar [dot ca]. Learn more about Uva after the jump… Read more
News from Scout supporter Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | Whether you are ready to recharge with a delicious lunch after a morning of Christmas shopping, or celebrate with a glam New Year’s Eve dinner to usher 2011 in style, embrace the seasonal spirit at Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria this December. Details on UVA’s holidays lunches and Cibo’s New Years Eve dinner after the jump… Read more
News from Scout supporter Uva Wine Bar
Vancouver, BC | Award-winning UVA Wine Bar, located in the chic Moda Hotel, is pleased to announce the expansion of its menu with a range of Italian-inspired breakfast and lunch fare. Espresso bar by day, wine bar by night, UVA was named the Gold recipient in the Best Bar/Lounge category at the 2010 Vancouver magazine Restaurant Awards.
Guests are invited to savour seasonal ingredients in Chef Neil Taylor’s daily lunch features (think local fish and fresh pasta), or tuck into a three-course set lunch for $26.00. The à la carte menu showcases dishes such as agnoli stuffed with chicken and smoked pancetta, sage butter and parmesan, roast sockeye salmon, rapini and vin cotto and vanilla pannacotta with blueberries and grappa. As with the dinner menu in Cibo Trattoria, the menu changes daily with Italian inspired dishes made with same-day fresh and local ingredients. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11am – 2pm.
Along with its new lunch offerings, UVA has also introduced an Italian breakfast menu available from 7am – 11am Monday through Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday from 7am – 2pm. Dishes such as pannetone french toast with bourbon barrel aged maple syrup and prosciutto di san danielle with bio-dynamic eggs can be savoured. And because no Italian caffè would be complete without espresso, UVA is pleased to serve Caffè Umbria’s Gusto Crema Blend, a classic Italian medium roast. Read more
News from Scout supporter Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | Cibo Trattoria will host an exclusive wine and producers dinner that celebrates the very best of BC food and wine. On Sunday September 5th, guests will enjoy a delectable menu crafted by Cibo’s talented Executive Chef Neil Taylor. Each dish in the five-course menu will feature organic produce from Sapo Bravo Farm, paired perfectly with the award winning wines of Poplar Grove winery. Poplar Grove Winemaker and guest speaker Ian Sutherland will delight guests as he introduces each wine pairing, and Gabriel Fernandez and Katie Brown from Sapo Bravo farms will share some of their unique farm practices. Read more
Sebastien Le Goff is on his way out at Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine Bar in the Moda Hotel. Word is he’s headed to the Far East to open the new 120 seat DB Bistro Moderne in Singapore’s $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands project. We offer him our sincere congratulations and wish him the very best. It sucks that we’re losing one of the top front of house pros of our generation, but here’s hoping he’ll be back one day to open a place of his own.
Stepping into his big shoes at Cibo and Uva will be the very capable and well-liked Ed Perrow. Perrow is best known in the city for his long-time tenure as Gord Martin’s operations man at Bin 941 and Bin 942. He most recently shepherded the opening of Davie’s popular La Brasserie.
One or twice a week Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose which ones they’d prefer to answer, with a minimum response rate of 20. A Rorschach test, for sure…
A highly decorated veteran of Vancouver’s restaurant scene, Sebastien Le Goff toiled and poured as GM at Cin Cin and Lumiere before becoming the front and back polymath and sommelier at the Moda Hotel’s two resident hot properties, Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine Bar.
Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: Yaletown – Nuba, Pacific Dry Cleaners, and Agro Café.
The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Dark, bitter chocolate.
Default drink of choice: Negroni.
The one place you’d move to: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Favourite wine varietal: Pinot Noir.
The person you can imitate: My former boss in Hong Kong.
One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: More restaurants open late at night once you have finished work. eg. Blue Ribbon in NYC.
Bartender who could sell you anything: Audrey Saunders at the Pegu Club in New York City.
Cheap place for dinner: Gyoza King.
Book you’re reading: “je l’aimais” by Anna Gavalda, a contemporary female French writer.
Last place traveled: El Salvador.
Biggest fear: Losing my sense of smell and taste.
Cliché that you use too often: French people drink more than others.
Dead film actor you wish was still making pictures: Jean Gabin, famous French actor from the 60’s.
Best sneaker in the world: Puma.
Place in BC that you love escaping to: Qualicum Bay.
Under what circumstances would you join the army: If they needed a sommelier (ED. NOTE: this is by far the best answer we’ve yet had to this question)
Your paternal grandfather’s personal story: He drove a train in France.
Best bar stool in the city: Boneta.
Dumbest purchase ever: A pottery mask from El Salvador that I knew would likely be broken on the plane on the way back – and it did!
What are you proud of: What I will achieve tomorrow.
The thing that makes you the angriest: Drivers changing lanes without signaling (I drive a scooter and have been hit twice).
Saddest thing about Vancouver: The downtown eastside.
Most challenging part of owning a business: Working with the right people.
Best fine dining restaurant in the city: Jean-Georges at Market.
Your nickname growing up: “Seb”.
Talent you wish you possessed: Painting.
Musical instrument you long to play: Saxophone.
Sport you gave up: Football (soccer on this side of the world).
The game you’re best at: Table Tennis
Best gallery in the city: VAG
Somewhere within an hour of Vancouver that is worth checking out: Bowen Island.
The number of fist fights you’ve been in: 2.
The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: Being stuck in Burma (at the border with Thailand).
Three things of no value that you will keep until you die: A picture of my grandfather driving a train on the day he retired; a shark tooth (fish caught by my uncle); and a traveling journal (through Central America).
Best concert experience ever: The Cure (in the late 80’s) and Sigur Rós at the Chan Centre in 2008.
Aspect of your personality you wish you could change: Be more patient.
How you waste time at work: Reading wine magazines.
The thing you wished people cared more about: Having polished shoes.
The thing that makes you the most nervous: pouring red wine to someone wearing white clothing.
Town you were born in: Nantes, France.
Old television shows you can tolerate re-runs of: Seinfield.
First memory: My grandfather cooking me French pancakes (crepes).
Quality you admire most in yourself: Perseverance.
Album that first made you love music: Indochine (French band from the 80’s)
Default junk food of choice: Instant noodle bowl.
The career path you considered but never followed: History teacher.
The one country that you have no interest in ever visiting: None. I would go at least once anywhere.
Your top 3 films of all time: Pulp Fiction, Les Nuits Fauves, Casablanca
The first three things you do every morning: Turn the music on. Look out the window. Prepare a French press.
The thing you’re addicted to: Wasabi peas.
Luckiest moment of your life: Finding a job in Singapore after running out of money.
Favourite book as a child: Gaston la Gaffe – French comic book.
900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9 | MAP
Open for breakfast and lunch daily from 7am to 2pm
Open for dinner daily at 5 p.m.
Executive Chef – Neil Taylor
General Manager/Wine Director: Steve Edwards
Sales Manager: Colette Lynch
Bar Manager: Evelyn Chick
About Uva Wine Bar
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.