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Cibo Trattoria Marks Summer Solstice By Hosting Chianti Dinner On June 21

The famed wines of Tuscany take centre stage on the longest day of the year when Cibo Trattoria General Manager and Wine Director Mark Taylor plays host to a four-course Chianti Dinner at the downtown dining room on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

All photos by SMC Communications Inc.

All photos by SMC Communications Inc.

The event will pair a rustic four-course Italian-inspired feast from Chef Josh Gonneau with an array of Chianti and an overview of the region, terrior and its wines courtesy of Taylor. A limited number of seats for the Chianti Dinner are available for $89 per person plus taxes and gratuity. 

"We invite our guests to raise a glass to the longest day of the year while taking part in an informal, casual dinner where they can savour a true taste of Tuscany and make the varietals it produces more accessible and approachable," says Taylor. 

An ideal guide for this tour of Tuscany, Taylor is a respected and award-winning sommelier who has collected numerous Italian stamps on his passport and is a member of the Board of Directors of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, a judge of the annual Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition and a member of the Winery Selection Committee of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. 

Cibo Trattoria Chianti Dinner Menu

Pesce Marinato e Fagioli Bianchi
cured halibut on cannellini beans with charcuterie stuffed olives, dressed rucola
Le Rote Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2012

Pappardelle al Ragú di Cinghiale e Funghi
wild boar and mushroom ragu, preserved tomato
Fattoria di Rodáno Chianti Classico 'Vigna Viacosta' 2010
Fattoria di Luiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Agnello Due Volte
grilled peace country lamb loin, Tuscan spice braised lamb belly, potato purée, cipollini agro dolce
Rocca delle Macìe 'Riserva di Fizzano' Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 

Budino di Panna Biologica
organic crème fraîche panna cotta, fruit preserve, almond biscotti
Rocca delle Macìe Vin Santo del Chiani Classico 2008

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.