Thursday, November 7, 2013

Restaurant Profile: Cin Cin

Location: Vancouver, BC
Executive Chef: Andrew Richardson
Chef Patissier: Lewis Birch
Restaurant Director: Richard Luxton
Wine Director: Shane Taylor
Bar Manager: Adaina Smyth

'Cin Cin', which means ‘cheers’ in Italian, is not exactly the type of place “where everybody knows your name” but you will be treated like a VIP by an attentive and professional staff. Located on Robson Street, the hub of all things chic in down town Vancouver, the restaurant has long been one of the city’s top venues for experiencing both authentic and modern Italian fare.

The restaurant offers Tuscan-inspired décor with warm, romantic lighting and a sophisticated atmosphere. The setting is posh, in a happy-to-spoil-myself way. The food is exquisitely prepared with careful attention to presentation and creative dishware. The staff will happily split various dishes up for you and your party to share or for a professionally scripted meal try one of the group menus for $58-99 per person depending on your selection.

The wine list boasts over 800 labels to choose from and was recognized with the Wine Enthusiast Award of Ultimate Distinction in 2008 along with many Wine Spectator 'Best of' Awards of Excellence. The wine director, Shane Taylor, and the serving staff will help guide you through the massive wine list that specializes in Italian wines but also offers BC & world favourites.

We recommend:

• Share an oven-baked Pizette starter: Wild and cultivated mushroom with fennel salami and tomato $18.50
• Arrive hungry to enjoy a traditional pasta or risotto course: casarecce pasta with spicy sausage $17.50• A fine Italian restaurant means excellent fish dishes: Haida Gwaii halibut $34.50
• Leave your car at home or at your hotel. Parking on Robson Street (or right off Robson Street) is terrible. A taxi will be your best bet if it’s raining, otherwise, enjoy a nice walk and check-out the high-end fashion shops.

Go to to make your reservation and view the full menu. Address: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6E 1B2. Tel: 604 688 7338
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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