Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Memory!

Join us for the next “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.  This event will feature Menko Rose, creator of Skilligence® with a valuable presentation, "Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Memory!”

Menko Rose will discuss many effective ways to sharpen our memory. With improved memory skills, we are able to acquire a lot of information with which we can better understand ourselves and the world we live in. We can also solve important problems and work creatively to accomplish critical tasks and personal and professional goals.  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 Menko Rose.

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 RSVPs are appreciated for the seminar and/or dinner. Please contact Wendy Brickman at (831) 594-1500 or email [email protected].

About Menko Rose

Born in Brooklyn and a Carmel resident since 1990, the 91-year old vibrant presenter, Menko Rose, created Skilligence®, a powerful framework to enable us to build our learning ability throughout our lives. Menko is a veteran of World War II, 90th Infantry Division, and received three battle stars and a Purple Heart.  The idea for the Skilligence® books and workshops began in the early 1960’s after he was involved in a serious car accident. That incident started an “abreaction,” a reaction to two previous head injuries and other trauma suffered during World War II and a referral to the psychiatric department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Menlo Park. 

There, Menko learned to relax anxieties and phobia away, to attend and stop focus flitting, and to motivate himself from his brain rather than his impulses and fears.

He took training in memory and reading skills, among other things, and tried his brain out on a Masters Degree in School Psychology at UC Hayward. He actually converted himself in a year or two from a 2.09 average in undergraduate school at Cornell University to an A student at UC Hayward, and received his Masters Degree in Counseling. He then pursued a Ph.D. in Learning at the University of Washington, settling for various reasons for a Ph.C.  He is now retired from his many years as a marriage family therapist in Palo Alto and enjoys teaching Skilligence workshops and working on his book about the topic.


According to Menko, “We think this work is very important: (being able to improve adult learning ability). It was only recently that increasing adult intelligence was thought by academics to be worthy of reasonable effort. Before that, it was nothing but ridiculed. But increasing one’s level of learning ability is increasingly becoming not only more realistic, but also more important -- very important, if not critical.  For in order for us to vote intelligently in this confusing, complex world, in order to relate kindly within evolving kinds of relationships, and to find and cope well with the jobs and careers available in today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly evolving economy, we all need to improve our ability to learn.  And, fortunately, it turns out that adult intelligence, the ability to learn, is, in fact, remarkably improvable.”

Memory improvement is one of the ten core skills taught in the Skilligence curriculum. For more information, go to

About Cibo Restaurant

Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( 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. 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 popular "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials. 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.  NEW! Outdoor heating seating along Alvarado Street is coming soon! 

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 or call (831) 649-8151.