Vancouver, BC | Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar will unwrap a series of unique dining experiences for guests by hosting festive holiday feasts and a Speakeasy-styled New Year’s Eve celebration at the twin downtown hotspots this December.
The countdown to Christmas begins on Sunday, December 23 and Monday, December 24 as Executive Chef Curtis Luk applies his culinary talents to Cibo’s annual ‘Feast of Seven Fishes’ family style dinners before hosting a pair of New Year’s Eve Dinner services in Cibo’s intimate dining room on Monday, December 31. That same night, Cibo’s sister establishment UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar will turn the calendar to 2019 by welcoming partygoers to a Speakeasy-styled New Year’s Eve Party that features a four-course tasting menu paired with sparkling wine and signature cocktails.
‘FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES’
On Sunday, December 23 and Monday, December 24, Cibo Trattoria will host a pair of Italian-inspired ‘Feast of Seven Fishes’ dinners featuring a seven-course menu showcasing the best fresh, local seafood and ingredients available in dishes such as crispy smelt (preserved lemon, basil), polpo alla Luciana (slow-cooked octopus, tomato, chili), timballo di frutti di mare (timbale of shellfish, pasta, pastry), and sogliola ripieno (Petrale sole, spinach, winter mushrooms).
$88 per person plus tax and gratuity / $163 per person (++) with wine pairings
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
On Monday, December 31 with seatings at 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m., Cibo will kick off the New Year’s Eve countdown with a six-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Luk that includes such highlights as beef carpaccio (in the original style of Harry’s Bar in Venice), veal piccata (veal scallopine, parsley, capers, lemon), and crêpes à la crème (crêpes filled with vanilla cream and flambéed).
First seating $88 per person plus tax and gratuity / $163 per person (++) with wine pairings
Second seating $98 per person plus tax and gratuity / $173 per person (++) with wine pairings
‘SPEAKEASY’ NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR
Partygoers can take a trip back in time to the bootlegging days of the Prohibition era when the team at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar host a Speakeasy-styled New Year’s Eve Party on Monday, December 31 beginning at 8 p.m. UVA’s end-of-year celebration offers revelers a four-course tasting menu that includes beef carpaccio (in the original style of Harry’s Bar in Venice), scampi alla carlina (prawns cooked in butter, capers and tomato), tagliolini gratinati al prosciutto (tagliolini with ham, béchamel, parmigiano reggiano), and zeppole paired with sparkling wine and signature cocktails and live entertainment as well as champagne sabering.
$98 per person plus taxes and gratuity
RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS | Reservations for Cibo Trattoria’s Feast of Seven Fishes on Sunday, December 23 and Monday, December 24 and New Year’s Eve Dinner services on Monday December 31 can be made at cibotrattoria.com. For tickets to UVA’s ‘Speakeasy’ New Year’s Eve Party, visit uvavancouver.com.
ABOUT CIBO TRATTORIA | Paying homage to the experience of an authentic Italian trattoria — where simple, rustic food, casual service and good wine goes hand-in-hand — Cibo Trattoria presents an unforgettable dining experience and memorable outing in the heart of downtown Vancouver whether for daily breakfast, lunch or dinner service or weekend brunch. Located in the city’s vibrant theatre and cultural district, Cibo’s cozy and inviting dining room is the perfect spot for any occasion or social gathering — a warm and intimate enclave where guests can relax and enjoy a wide-ranging list of Old- and New-World wines and sample hearty, Italian-inspired dishes and daily specials made from scratch and prepared in a traditional manner that showcases understated elegance on each plate.
ABOUT UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR | Located within the chic Moda Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar has built a long-standing reputation as one of the preeminent wine and cocktail bars not only in the city but across the country. Winner of the prestigious gold medal for Best Wine Bar in the Georgia Straight’s annual Golden Plate Awards from 2010 through ’17 and more recently singled out for a spot on the 2018 compilation of Canada’s 50 Best Bars, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar offers an elegant gathering spot for wine and spirit connoisseurs seeking a sanctuary that tempts both eye and palate alike. Pairing Cibo Trattoria’s Italian-inspired cuisine, choice charcuterie and artisanal cheese with an eclectic menu of enticing cocktails, refined wines and import and local craft beers, UVA is a relaxed-yet-cosmopolitan interpretation of an authentic Italian enoteca.