By Sonja Cloutier
Torontonicity was invited to attend the private party celebrating Cibo Wine Bar‘s opening at 522 King Street West on June 27, 2013. This new addition to the roster of high end restaurants and bars owned by the Liberty Entertainment Group, which include the Liberty Grand, Spice Route, C Lounge, Courthouse, Rosewater Supper Club and the Phoenix Concert Theatre among others is strategically situated in the center of Toronto’s upscale playground: King West Village.
With exposed blond brickwork and pine floors, Cibo Wine Bar is the place for drinks before enjoying any Toronto activities or an informal dinner for two in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The music, which can be described as relaxed, lounge-style, was not blasting in the background, which enables you to carry on a conversation. We were served a complimentary house white wine, which was dry and citrusy. You could definitely drop in just for a glass of wine and sit at the bar, which is located along one side of the dining area.
The glorious open kitchen includes a pizza oven for making Cibo Wine Bar’s signature pizza. You can watch chefs prepare other restaurant specialties including lobster ravioli and spaghetti carbonara.
Several private rooms resemble wine cellars, the likes of which you might find in Florence.
Cibo Wine Bar’s extensive wine collection is overwhelming. I hope to return and sample some of the Chardonnays from their vintage collection.
Cibo Wine Bar, 522 King Street West, Toronto, 416-504-3939