February 13th - Pasta Pizza & Professionals Continues at Cibo Restaurant

Join us for the next "Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.  This event will feature a valuable seminar by Karen Murray, owner of Eddison & Melrose and a new business coaching firm, My Courageous YOU. Her topic will be: “Move Your Life to the Next Level! How to Create a Breakthrough in your Personal and Professional Life”.

In her presentation, Karen will discuss:

·        Are you ready? We are in a climate of change more than ever in our world.

·        Discovering your Courageous Self...a step into the unknown can lead you into a brighter future.

·        When was your last bold and courageous move in life, or are you typically someone who watches others do just that. A hand is waiting to help you take those first steps...

The free lecture will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. After the lecture, there will be a No Host Dinner and further Q and A with Karen Murray.

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].

About Karen Murray

Local Chef and Caterer Karen Anne Murray of Eddison & Melrose was selected by Victoria Magazine as one of seven nationally recognized female entrepreneurs who were featured in their January/February 2017 entrepreneur issue. The article highlights Murray’s Eddison & Melrose Tea Room located at 25 Soledad Drive in Monterey, CA.

Karen has over 30 years of experience working as a Chef in both Europe & North America, has catered hundreds of events, operated a Personal Chef and Personal Trainer business and in January, 2017, launched her new business, My Courageous YOU!

Karen will add to her entrepreneurial repertoire with Personal Consulting for individuals wanting to make a change in their life. She has taught start up Personal Chef business classes, assisted many Monterey Peninsula residents by providing start up business advice, assisted folks in transition from being employed to becoming self employed, and helped those who would like to find a better balance between their work and personal family life. Her new business will be accessible to those on a budget as well as people wanting to make a courageous change to help improve their lifestyle.

Karen is also the creator and maker of Karen Anne’s Granola, available in gourmet grocery stores in Northern California and nationally online. There are five granola varieties that are available at various locations and is a very healthy and popular Monterey Peninsula treat! 

For more information, please contact Karen Anne Murray (831)393-9479 or (831)601-4851. Check out both websites at www.eddisonandmelrose.com and www.mycourageousyou.com.

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. In addition, in 2017, Cibo is continuing its popular “Cibo Hospitality Happy Hours – All Night Long!” when Cibo offers $3 well drinks, beer and wine every Thursday from 4 pm – 1:30 am., in appreciation to the hard-working hospitality industry staff in town and everyone else, too!   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 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.