Di Beppe Introduces New Menu of “Cicchetti”
small bites during patio launch party on June 12
With the approach of summer comes patio season, and with it, a new al-fresco seating section that officially opens at Gastown’s authentically Italian caffè-all-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe on Wednesday, June 12.
That day from 4 to 6 p.m., guests can toast the opening of Di Beppe’s patio overlooking Carrall Street by enjoying a reception-style outdoor mingler featuring $4 Aperol spritzes and complimentary samples of the restaurant’s new ‘Cicchetti’ options such as egg with anchovy and olive, tuna conserva with pickled pepper and olive, prosciutto di Parma panino, and navy bean salad with espelette pepper, among others.
The new ‘Cicchetti’ small bites will become a regular addition to the restaurant’s lineup of ‘Aperitivo Hour’ features. They will be offered for $2 to $5 on Fridays and Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, June 15, with new items being added to the menu by Di Beppe Chef Andrew Morales as new seasonal ingredients and inspiration arrive.
Available daily from 3 to 6 p.m., Di Beppe’s ‘Aperitivo Hour’ features an array of cocktails (Aperol spritz, bicicletta, aperitivo americano, negroni), $8; vermouth (Cinzano rosso, Cinzano bianco extra dry), $3; vino (rosso, bianco, rosato, prosecco), $5; birra alla spina for $4; and an assortment of snacks, signature pizza alla palla and dolci such as tiramisu, cannoli and Amaretti bonet.
ABOUT DI BEPPE
Located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, Di Beppe conjures up an unabashedly authentic Italian spirit in a family friendly caffè, deli and grocery with an adjacent ristorante by night showcasing regional Italian cuisine such as house-made artisan pastas and Sorrentine-inspired pizza, delectable dolci and a wide array of Italian wines and specialty liqueurs. At its heart, Di Beppe is inspired by the Italian immigrants who desired to share a piece of home while living abroad and pays homage to those gathering places that served as a hub for people to connect, hold court and nurture a sense of community while honouring their shared love of food, culture and traditions. Part of the Kitchen Table Restaurants group, Di Beppe — named on The Globe and Mail’s 2018 list of the Top 10 New Restaurants in Vancouver — is one of five establishments operated by the hospitality group in addition to cocktail-and-comfort-food hotspot Pourhouse, Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina, casual Italian eatery Ask for Luigi and Quebecois-fare-forward St. Lawrence.
Caffè di Beppe: 2 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1C9 | 604-564-6599 | caffedibeppe.com | seven days a week 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Aperitivo Hour 3 to 6 p.m. | Facebook: /Caffè-di-Beppe | Twitter: @caffedibeppe | Instagram: @caffedibeppe