Trio of Italian Dinners Pair Sparkling, Piemonte, Southern Italian Wines with Multi-Course Menus


As the warm weather arrives, so too does an ongoing series of monthly Summer Wine Dinners at Cibo Trattoria, where GM and Wine Director Mark Taylor will shine a spotlight on an array of notable wines on July 26, August 23 and September 20.

Each of the three monthly events highlight wines selected by Taylor, an award-winning sommelier who will provide a casual and informative overview of the wines before guests enjoy a multi-course menu featuring Chef Josh Gonneau’s signature brand of casual, rustic Italian fare.

Cibo Trattoria’s Summer Wine Dinner Series begins Wednesday, July 26 with “Bubbles and Bites” and continues Wednesday, August 23 with “Wines of Piemonte” before a final “Wines of Southern Italy” dinner on Wednesday, September 20. Tickets range from $89 to $98 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.

“We’re looking forward to providing guests with an entertaining and informative look at each region and the wines for which they are renowned without all the stuffy formality one usually encounters at wine dinners,” says Taylor, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and a member of the Winery Selection Committee of the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

Cibo Trattoria’s Summer Wine Dinner Series comprises the following three events:

On Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m., Mark Taylor breaks out the bubbly and introduces guests to an effervescent selection of Champagne and Old World sparkling wines like Prosecco, Cava, Lambrusco and Asti Spumante, all paired perfectly with a four-course feast of Pacific Octopus, Pizzetta alla Salsiccia, Seared Scallops and Olive Oil Polenta Cake.
$89 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.


Guests will take their taste buds on a tour of the celebrated Italian region of Piemont on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. when Mark Taylor highlights such classics as Barolo, Gavi and Moscato, as well as a few surprises that will complement a five-course dinner featuring rustic dishes like Fritto Misto, Vitello Tonnato, Truffle Gnocchetti, Brasato al Barolo and more.
$98 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.


In the final installment of Cibo Trattoria’s Summer Wine Dinner Series on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m., guests will have a chance to sip on some of the coolest grapes from one of Italy’s hottest wine-making regions. Mark Taylor will showcase an array of Southern Italian wines ranging from Negromaro and Aglianico to Falanghina and Greco dio Tufo. Warm-climate wines will be expertly matched with seasonal dishes inspired by the region.
$89 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.


Tickets to Cibo Trattoria’s Summer Wine Dinner Series events on July 26, August 23 and September 20 are available at

For more information about Cibo Trattoria, visit, become a fan of Cibo Trattoria 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

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: Monday to Friday: Breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. | Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.
Weekends: Brunch 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.

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