Monday, August 18, 2014

“House Blend” Happy Hour Begins Friday, September 5th Presented by KWAV 96.9 FM, Maddox, and Cibo Restaurant

Beginning Friday, September 5th, KWAV 96.9 FM, Maddox, and the award-winning Cibo Restaurant, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey, present “House Blend" Happy Hour, every Friday Night from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with Deejay Sy-Ence.

Monterey, CA, August 19, 2014 - Beginning Friday, September 5th, KWAV 96.9 FM, Maddox, and the award-winning Cibo Restaurant, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey, present “House Blend" Happy Hour, every Friday Night from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with Deejay Sy-Ence. Enjoy a sophisticated post-work celebration blend of music, mingling, and diversion. Dj Sy-Ence will be playing a tasteful blend of Soul, R&B, House, and Jazz to ease you into the weekend.

Cibo will offer $3 Well Drinks, Beer and Wines, plus a tasty Small Bites Menu including Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Panini with Carmelized Onions and Arugula, Grilled Prawns with Salsa Verde and Black Garlic, or Polenta Caprese among others.

Enjoy $7 Specialty Cocktails such as an Agave Margarita, Lavender Martini, Or Cherry Blossom Fizz, to name a few.

Stay for dinner at Cibo and receive a complimentary Chefs Choice Appetizer with your entrée when you mention KWAV.

Cibo is open seven nights a week for dinner from 5 PM with the bar opening at 4:00 p.m. Parking in the adjacent garage. For more information, visit or call 831 649- 8151.

About Cibo:
Cibo Ristorante Italiano offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more, including gluten-free pizzas and pastas.

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. Beginning September 5th, “House Blend” Happy Hour presented by KWAV 96.9 FM, Maddox and Cibo will be held every Friday night from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with DJ Sy-ence. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with a DJ, Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. with no cover charge. They also hold a special "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.

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 Ristorante Italiano is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, 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.

Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

Inaugural Wine, Dine and Jazz at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Save the Date for October 25th 2014

Enjoy palette-spoiling small bites, award winning local wines exclusively presented by Scheid Vineyards and SWINGIN' jazz!

Monterey, CA, August 18, 2014 - "Wine, Dine and Jazz at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa" salutes the education program of the Monterey Jazz Festival - the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world! Enjoy fine wine by Scheid Vineyards, tasty bites, and swingin' jazz as the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa showcases profession studio musicians, Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) traveling clinicians, together with some of our "home grown" student musical protégés of all ages!

Support a great cause - music education for our youth - while enjoying tasty treats from our new TusCA Ristorante chef and wine from award winning Scheid Vineyards! Join the team at the Hyatt Regency Monterey as well as our jazz director David Morwood to celebrate one of the Monterey Peninsula's world famous events!


* Saturday, October 25th

* 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

* Sip wines from Scheid Vineyards

* Savor small bites from the culinary team at TusCA Ristorante

* Listen to the sounds of the David Morwood jazz band featuring MJF clinicians, special guests, and "young phenoms" from the education program jamming and swinging' together!

* Support Monterey Jazz Festival a 501(c)(3)non-profit arts education organization. We celebrate the legacy of jazz and expand the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. To learn more about Monterey Jazz Festival please visit

* Event to take place at TusCA Ristorante at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey.

* Cost is $55.00 per person inclusive

* A portion of everything raised that evening will benefit the Monterey Jazz Festival

* Tickets are available through Eventbrite

* Ask About Our Wine Dine And Jazz Room Package Special For The Weekend - Stay And Swing A  While!

Background on the weekly jazz program at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa:
Our newly designed Fireplace Lounge features live jazz every weekend, with many of the finest jazz musicians from far and wide. Bar menu, signature cocktails, drink and dinner specials, free parking, never a cover, adjacent TusCA Ristorante full menu restaurant featuring local, fresh organic produce and sustainable seafood as well as sizzling steaks; the Monterey Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has been named the number one spot on the central coast to hear live jazz!   Sit by our huge indoor fireplace, with a panoramic view of the old Del Monte golf course - said to be the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi - and enjoy jazz standards, swing, Bossa nova, samba, and BeBop - music for drinking, dining, dancing, and just plain relaxing and listening! Our jazz director and drummer-in-residence now going on 17 years is Dr. David Morwood (yes, it’s true, our house drummer is a board certified plastic surgeon!).

Morwood has been honored by the world wide jazz writers association for hosting the late night Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa  jazz jam sessions after the annual Jazz Festival, and for operating on children with cleft lips and palates in developing countries every year. our guests that are able to grab a seat in the Fireplace Lounge during the late night jazz jam sessions have listened up close and personal to such jazz legends as Wynton Marsalus, Percy Heath, George Benson, Branford Marsalus, Roberta Gamborini, Ray Drummond, and members of the Lincoln Center jazz orchestra. Stop by and enjoy live jazz, a glass of award winning Monterey County wine and great appetizers and wood fired pizzas. Swing, Baby Swing!!  All jazz events at the Fireplace Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey are complimentary. Jazz times are 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Stop by and enjoy live jazz, a glass of award winning Monterey County wine and great appetizers and wood fired pizzas.

About Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel& Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Nestled in 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination resort providing the discerning traveler the quintessential Monterey experience. Its location offers guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and Monterey Airport and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions. With its warm, contemporary ambiance, elegant furnishings and convenient amenities, the hotel offers both leisure and business travelers a Northern California respite of unmatched serenity and comfort. Features include 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, and the President’s house, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge, personalized concierge service at the Regency Club, a 2,000 square foot fitness facility, tennis courts, pools and whirlpools, and 12,000 square foot full service spa. The hotel is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey, California. For information call (831) 372-1234 or visit

Marci Bracco Cain
Carmel, CA 93923