Looking for a rustic Italian spot that defines cozy, is always authentic and just keeps getting better? Look no further. Cibo Trattoria has a new menu well worth exploring for brunch, dinner and (if spring weather decides to arrive) drinks on the patio.
Vancouver is blooming with mind-blowing restaurants that drip with creative, cutting edge, culturally diverse offerings. It takes talent, determination and sprinkling of charm to stand out in the crowd. Cibo Trattoria Executive Chef, Jonathan Chovancek, embodies just that and then some. With deep roots in the Canadian culinary scene, Chovancek has partnered with the best and brightest in the industry. Need an example? The annual Robbie Burns inspired Whiskey night put together with master mixologist and wife Lauren Mote (Bittered Sling Bitters), was arguably a highlight culinary event of the year.
Food. Let’s get to the food…
Up early with the in-laws?
You must deliver the goods when the in-laws are in town. No pinchy portions here. Eggs, sausage, cappucinos, colourful and sumptuous. After a successful early breakfast, not only are you a hero, but you’ve got some fuel in the tank to get you through the mile-long seawall walk, and inevitably awkward conversations.
Hung over and hangry?
The jury is in. You overdid it last night. The good news, the freshly made Caesar, Tuscan wine braised beef short rib and eggs will ease the pounding headache. The bad news, the video of you “break dancing” to Funky Cold Medina just went viral.
A date night to remember…
Golden and ruby beets salad followed by albacore tuna crudo to start, black garlic and chianti braised lamb shank for the win. Walk, roll or waddle over to UVA (a few steps away) and enjoy a cocktail before heading home for some sweet, sweet lovin’. You’ve earned it.
Photo credit: Amy Ho (food), Allison Kuhl (drinks)