Celebrity Secrets For Dining Out ¦Without Stressing Out!


May, 2016. Monterey, CA. Join us for the next "Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series" on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.  This event will feature health coach Sophie Biddle providing a valuable presentation, "Celebrity Secrets For Dining Out …Without Stressing Out!" 

Health coach Sophie Biddle has worked with many Hollywood celebrities who are dedicated to dining out for career success while maintaining optimal health and their glamorous looks. In her entertaining and informational presentation, Sophie will share many of the secrets she has learned and used with her clients over her 20 year career as a health and beauty specialist in the entertainment industry.  Sophie will discuss effective dining and drinking strategies for home, restaurants and parties. Learn how to select the best menu items for your health goals and tricks to minimizing weight gain should you stray. 

The lecture will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and is no-cost. After the lecture, there will be a No Host Dinner and further Q and A with Sophie Biddle. 

From 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Cibo is also offering attendees a special 3-course "Pasta, Pizza and Professionals" Dinner price of $24.95 (including a choice of Local Field Greens or Tuscan Bean Soup, a choice of Pizza Margherita, Rigatoni Di Giovanni Pasta, Salmon or Chicken) and dessert will feature Tiramisu. Event attendees can also order anything off of the menu described on www.cibo.com. RSVPs are appreciated for the seminar and/or dinner. Please contact Wendy Brickman at 831-594-1500 or email [email protected]

Eating Out Trends in America

With so many two-worker familes, it’s often easier to eat out than prepare meals at home and a relaxing choice as well. In 2015, for the first time ever, a Bloomberg report revealed that people in the U.S. are spending more money dining out then buying groceries. In March, 2015, sales at restaurants and bars surpassed those at grocery stories for the first time since the Commerce Department started collecting data in 1992.

In 2015, Zagat did a survey and found that Americans dine out on a national average of 4.5 times per week. At the high end, Atlanta surveyors eat out the most frequently (5.2 times per week), while the country’s least frequent diners live in Portland, OR, and Minneapolis (both at 3.4 times per week).  The survey revealed that “American diners clearly have a giant crush on the food of Italy. The cuisine ruled as the most popular, with 24% of surveyors calling it their favorite. Next up was American (14%), followed by French (10%), seafood (10%), Japanese (8%), Mexican (7%) and Thai (5%), which beat out Chinese by two percentage points.”

About Sophie Biddle

For over 20 years, Sophie Biddle has led an extraordinary career as a health strategist, nutritional adviser, and body worker in the entertainment industry, and with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, athletes, European royalty, and people from all walks of life.

She’s worked with the TODAY Show and ABC Wide World of Sports and traveled around the world with them.  Through her travels and studies she has gained experiential knowledge of many different holistic approaches to healing and rejuvenating the body. 

After receiving her BA degree at Dennison University, Sophie completed her postgraduate work at the New Center for Health Education and Research. Since then she has studied under, most notably, Deepak Chopra, Master Wo of the Beijing Institute, and Anne-Marie Colbin of the National Gourmet Institute.

Sophie has synthesized 20+ years of study and experience and created a holistic modality that integrates mindset reprogramming, nutrition, and supplementation to get accelerated results for men and women of all ages in the areas of weight loss, anti-aging, mood elevation, digestion, sleep disturbance, and hormonal balance. In the last 5 years she has also begun specializing in alternative and complementary medicine in treating cancer and other diseases and achieved remarkable results. 

She’s also worked with the New York City ballet, the US Tennis Team, and diehard runners and triathletes helping them dramatically decrease their incidence of injury and recovery time between work-outs, and noticeably improving their strength and performance.

Sophie enjoys living in Carmel Valley with her husband, 12 year-old daughter, 2 dogs, 2 geese and numerous ducks. She is a gifted public speaker inspiring people to take charge of their health. 

About Cibo Restaurant 

Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) offers Italian cuisine, 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, including many gluten free choices. 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. 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.  Cibo is now "wired" with free Internet service. 

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , 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 now has a new 500 square-foot outdoor heated seating area along Alvarado Street available for Happy Hour, dinner and drinks after dinner. 

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. 

For more information, go to www.cibo.com or call (831) 649-8151.