Driver Reception During Classic Car Week at Cibo Restaurant
Check it out at Cibo! The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11th as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks of the 2017 Monterey Classic Car Week activities. For race participants, it is an opportunity to showcase their race cars to the community in a festive family environment.
Be sure to stop by and celebrate Classic Car Week at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey (831) 649-8151. Between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11th, Cibo is hosting a special Classic Car Week Driver Receptionthat will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. Come meet some of the drivers on the patio or inside the Cibo Bar. There will be live jazz music beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails. Cibo is proud to be a generous supporter of the event.
About Classic Car Week
Classic Car Week Takes Hold of the Monterey Peninsula
The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11th as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks of the annual Monterey Classic Car Week activities.
The race car show lines the street allowing visitors the chance to freely walk among the race cars, take pictures beside them and ask questions of their owners. This event marks the start of an exhilarating week on the central coast and allows visitors to gain an up-close look at the weekend’s biggest automotive stars. In addition to its motorsports attractions, the race car show will also feature raffle prizes, music and driver interviews.
With the support of the Old Monterey Business Association, the show features a select group of classic race cars that are competing in both the Monterey Pre-Reunion, Aug. 12 and 13, and the week’s cornerstone event Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion which celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Under CHP escort, this band of historic race cars will depart the race track, drive down Highway 68 and finish their journey in beautiful Old Monterey where they will be on display for the downtown community.
Among the 30 diverse race cars planning to participate are a 1964 Jaguar E-Type, Aston Martin DBS3, 1966 Shelby GT350, 1959 Cooper Monaco and 1972 Chevron B21.
Part competition and part pageantry, racing history comes to life as cars from nearly every era grace Mazda Raceway August 17-20 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion which celebrates its 60th Anniversary. The cars, which are selected for their historical significance, authenticity and period-correctness, are divided into 15 classes, based on type of car, displacement and era of origin.
About Cibo Restaurant
Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.
Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. In addition, every Thursday features “Cibo Happy Hour – All Night Long!” when Cibo offers $3 well drinks, beer and wine from 4 pm – 1:30 am. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.
Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge. There is also the Cibo Sizzling Summer Jazz Series every Friday and Saturday evening in July and August from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cibo is now “wired” with free Internet service.
With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , a comfortable outdoor heated patio, and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.
Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini, Best Place for Live Jazz, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Place to Dance, Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.