Classic Car Week Driver Reception at Cobp
Check it out at Cibo! The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when authentic historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 9th as WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off the 2019 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 9th, Cibo is hosting a special Classic Car Week Driver Reception that will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and drink specials 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 drink specials and tasty small bites appetizers daily from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cibo offers 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.
Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please go towww.cibo.com. For reservations, call (831) 649-8151.
About Classic Car Week
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca presents the official kickoff to Monterey Classic Car Week with Cars on Alvarado Street where historic race cars drive from the race track to Downtown Monterey via California Highway Patrol escort and are parked for display at the free event on Friday, August 9 from 5-7 p.m.
Over 300 period-correct machines with race provenance compete on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course during the Monterey Pre-Reunion on August 10-11. The crown jewel of Monterey Classic Car Week is the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 15-18.
The four-day event is a motorsports museum springing to life on the race track with 550 cars in 15 runs groups that range chronologically from a 1911 National Speedway Roadster in Group 1A to a 1995 Nissan 240SX in Group 7B. The motorsports histories of Nissan and Datsun are being celebrated with Nissan as the featured marque.
Tickets, camping, and VIP hospitality are available by visiting www.
WeatherTechRaceway.com or by calling 831-242-8200.
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.
Beginning on Friday, July 5th, the 2019 season of the “Cibo Sizzling Summer Live Jazz Series” on weekend nights kicked off, in addition to their regular weekend music line up later in the evening. There is Live Jazz on both Friday and Saturday evenings throughout July and August between 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Stop by to enjoy a cocktail and have dinner on the spacious patio where you can watch the world go by or inside at the bar or dining room.
Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week with no cover charge. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sounds of jazz accompany dinner from 7 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy a party atmosphere and dancing to a lively mix of soul, funk, classic rock and R&B dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm to 12:30 am. They also have their popular Happy Hour All Night Long on Thursday nights. 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 “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.--