Vancouver, BC | The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is underway at Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, where special events celebrating the spirit of the season will take centre stage at the duo of downtown dining destinations this December.
The festivities begin on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 as Executive Chef Curtis Luk hauls in a fresh-caught bounty of seafood during Cibo’s annual ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ family style dinners before hosting special à-la-carte New Year’s Eve Dinner services in Cibo’s warm and cozy dining room on Tuesday, December 31.
That same night, Cibo’s sister spot UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar will get revelers in the New Year’s spirit by hosting a Moët & Chandon New Year’s Eve Champagne Party that features an array of cicchetti and small plates paired with a Moët & Chandon Champagne cocktail menu, live entertainment and a Moët & Chandon Champagne sabering competition.
‘FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES’
On Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24, guests can once again enjoy Cibo’s annual spin on the Italian ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ culinary tradition. For those two evenings only, guests can enjoy a seven-course menu showcasing fresh, local seafood in such dishes as salt cod croquettes (sauce maltaise), caviar capellini (chive crème fraîche), involtini of trout (leek, tomato, celery root purée) and seared octopus (guanciale and chili dressing, caramelized fennel). $89 per person plus tax and gratuity / $59 per person (++) for wine pairings
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
On Tuesday, December 31, Cibo Executive Chef Curtis Luk will host a culinary countdown to 2020 that offers a range of à-la-carte menu options including such highlights as crispy duck confit (pickled beets, fries, sherry vinegar gastrique), pan seared dry aged ribeye (lobster hollandaise, panissa, broccolini), root vegetable wellington (truffle reduction, buttered spinach) and passionfruit pavlova (mango sorbet, almond chapeau). Guests will also enjoy live music from vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Layla Vaugeois from 6 p.m. to midnight.
MOËT & CHANDON NEW YEAR’S EVE CHAMPAGNE PARTY
UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR
Merrymakers and revelers can kick off the new year in grand style when UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar hosts a gala Moët & Chandon New Year’s Eve Champagne Party on Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 9 p.m. The calendar-flip festivities include snacks and small plates like polpette fritti, roasted eggplant and garlic bruschetta, mushroom arancini and roasted beet tartare in endive as well as a menu of Moët & Chandon Champagne cocktails, a Moët & Chandon Champagne sabering competition in the sabre chamber, an ice luge and live entertainment courtesy of DJ Buddha Sax from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets $30 per person with limited walk-in tickets available at the door for $35 per person
RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS | Reservations for Cibo Trattoria’s Feast of the Seven Fishes on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 and New Year’s Eve Dinner on Tuesday, December 31 can be made at cibotrattoria.com. For tickets to UVA’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Party, visit uvavancouver.com.
For more information about Cibo Trattoria, go to cibotrattoria.com, become a fan of /CiboTrattoria on Facebook and follow @CiboTrattoria on Twitter and @cibotrattoria on Instagram. Cibo Trattoria also offers private dining spaces available to be booked for evening and weekend functions. For more information, enquiries and pricing for private functions, call 604-602-9570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ’19 and 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.