Cibo Trattoria is located at the Moda Hotel, nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s arts and cultural district. We serve locally-sourced, casual Italian cuisine, in a cozy dining room with a relaxed atmosphere. As a child growing up in North Vancouver, B.C., I was inspired to pursue a career as a chef by the flavourful home cooking of both my mother and grandmother. Now, as the Executive Chef at Cibo Trattoria (and the adjacent UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar), I strive to embody that spirit with a rustic Italian menu that showcases the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients.

At Cibo’s own farm, Campagna Farm, located in Abbotsford, B.C., a husband and wife team of veterinarians, responsibly raise cattle for our menu. This farm-to-table approach is the inspiration behind dishes like the Campagna Beef Crudo, which I’ve featured below. I have also hand-selected other recipes that best showcase my culinary philosophy, and that are perfect for summer entertaining, or simply enjoying a quiet meal at home. Lauren Mote, Bar Manager at UVA, has also contributed one of her inventive cocktail recipes.


  1. Campagna Beef Crudo
  2. Haida Gwaii Halibut with Roasted Beets, Toasted Pine Nuts and Aged Balsamic
  3. Crispy Pork Belly with Umbrian Red Wine Lentils and Salsa Verde
  4. “Liberation” Cocktail