Downtown Destination Writes Recipe for Romance with Exclusive Four-Course
Feast and ‘In Between Cupid’ Cocktail Feature


Executive Chef Josh Gonneau and the staff at Cibo Trattoria will take aim and play cupid when the downtown hotspot hosts an Italian-inspired dinner guaranteed to set the stage for romance on Wednesday, February 14.

Available throughout the evening, the four-course menu — which features a choice of appetizer, main and dessert as well as a perfect-for-sharing pasta course of roasted mushroom-filled, heart-shaped ravioli — is available for $68 per person plus tax and gratuity.

The restaurant will also offer a feature cocktail, ‘In Between Cupid’, created by Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal, winner of the Bartender of the Year title at the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. The deliciously dreamy pink-hued libation is a bright, citrusy love potion that mingles gin, Campari, lemon juice, homemade spiced pineapple syrup and Bittered Sling ‘Denman’ bitters for a swoon-worthy sipper.

– choice of –Albacore Tuna
spaghetti squash, purple potato, brussels sprouts, saffron aioli,
dried tomato vinaigrette, pickled quail eggSmoked & Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
butternut squash, pickled shallot, caper relish

Roasted Carrot & Beet Salad
roasted pumpkin seed & calabrian chili brittle, arugula, pickled golden raisin


Heart-Shaped Ravioli for Two
roasted mushroom-filled, sunchoke purée, toasted pistachio, tomato conserva, parmesan

– choice of –

Butter-Poached Black Cod
lobster croquette, celery root purée, braised leek

Pan-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
caramelized onion potato pave, crispy onions, gorgonzola, marsala jus

Lentil & Chick Pea Fritter
salsa verde, beet risotto, roasted sweet potato, chive whipped goat cheese

– choice of –

Chocolate Mousse
crushed meringues, dried strawberry, strawberry jam

mascarpone custard, chocolate brownie nubs

Blackberry White Chocolate Semifreddo
almond cookie

Both Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar are also participating in the 2018 edition of the annual Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival, which takes over the city from Friday, January 19 to Sunday, February 4 and features 17 days of gastronomic events and prix-fixe menus at 300-plus restaurants. During Dine Out, Cibo Trattoria will offer a three-course set menu for $30 plus tax and gratuity. UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar is featuring a three-course set menu with hand-selected cocktail pairings for $30 plus tax and gratuity, or a food-only option for $18 plus tax and gratuity. During the course of Dine Out, Cibo Trattoria will accept reservations while seats at UVA will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations for Cibo’s Dine Out offerings and Valentine’s Day dinner service are strongly recommended and can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 604-602-9570. A credit card is required to book reservations.

For more information about Cibo Trattoria, go to, 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 events. For more information, enquiries and pricing for private functions, call 604-602-9570 or email [email protected].

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.900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC  V6B 0A8 | 604-602-9570 |
Hours: Mon – Fri: Brunch 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Dinner 5 – 10 p.m.
Weekends: Brunch 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Dinner 5 – 10 p.m.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 Plates Awards from 2010 through ’17, 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.900 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC  V6B 0A8 | 604-632-9560 |
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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