Cibo, Uva Introduce New Negroni, Aperitivo Hour Menus


Uva’s Negroni-Inspired Menu Showcases Six Unique Takes on the Classic Italian Cocktail, Aperitivo Hour Takes Centre Stage Every Afternoon at Twin Downtown Destinations

Fans of Italian fare and cocktails can take a refreshing sip and a culinary trip via a new specialty Negroni menu available at Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar and a daily Aperitivo Hour menu offered at Uva and its sister restaurant Cibo Trattoria beginning today.

Uva’s talented team of bartenders have come together to debut a collection of one-of-a-kind cocktails inspired by the ubiquitous and beloved Negroni, a classic Italian aperitivo typically comprising gin, vermouth and Campari. Offered at $16 each, Uva’s new menu of Negroni libations includes:

  • L’Essenziale (Bombay Sapphire, Lillet Rosé, Cocchi Americano, wild orange essential oil);
  • Early Buds (Earl Grey-infused Bombay Sapphire, Campari, dry vermouth Uva blend, rose water);
  • Violetta (Bombay Sapphire, Bitter Bianco, Cocchi Americano, crème de violette);
  • Oscuro (Bombay Sapphire infused with active charcoal, Punt e Mes, Aperol);
  • Stella (star anise-infused Flor de Caña 5 yr, mango-infused Campari, Bitter Bianco);
  • Summer Ruby (Bombay Sapphire, Aperol, Noilly Prat Ambré, rhubarb bitters).

Available daily from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at both Cibo and Uva, Aperitivo Hour offers guests special prices on house wine ($6 per glass, $30 per bottle), Mission Hill ‘Estate Series’ sauvignon blanc, cabernet merlot or rosé and La Pieve ‘Pergolo’ Prosecco ($8 per glass, $40 per bottle) and $8 house cocktails in addition to small bites for $5 each such as:

  • Gnocchi Fritti (whipped smoked salmon and ricotta dip);
  • Arancini (daily rotating flavour);
  • Giardiniera and Dip (house-made crunchy pickled vegetable medley with dip);
  • Salumi (choice of daily selection);
  • Panissa (crispy chickpea fries with aioli).

Cibo will also offer an expanded food menu during Aperitivo Hour that features:

  • Olives (citrus and herb-marinated), $7;
  • Bruschetta (blistered cherry tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic, smoked salt), $8;
  • White Anchovies on Toast (citrus and olive oil-marinated anchovies, grilled ciabatta), $9;
  • Piatto di Formaggi (selection of local and imported cheese with accompaniments), $11;
  • Pizza al Taglio (Roman-style pizza, tomato, basil, fior di latte), $12.
  • Carciofi (crispy artichoke hearts, whipped ricotta, lemon, pepper), $14;
  • Polpette (pork and beef meatballs, tomato, parmesan, herb crumb), $14;
  • Burrata (Italian burrata, English peas, onion seed crisp, lemon gremolata), $17;
  • Carpaccio (rosemary aioli, crispy caper, grilled garlic scape, semi-dry tomatoes, pickled cipollini, crostini), $19;

Reservations for Cibo Trattoria can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 604-602-9570, while Uva accepts walk-ins only based on availability.

For more information about Cibo Trattoria, go to, become a fan of /CiboTrattoria on Facebook and follow @CiboTrattoria on Twitter and @cibotrattoria on Instagram. For more information about Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar, go to, become a fan of /UvaVancouver on Facebook and follow @UvaVancouver on Twitter and @uvavancouver on Instagram.

Media release and images proided by Kate Blythe, SMC Communications Inc.

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