VANCOUVER — Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill has been recognized once again with a Three-Fork designation from Gambero Rosso — the Italian equivalent of a Michelin star.
Gambero Rosso, a leading company in the food-and-wine industry in Italy, is a digital guide of the best Italian restaurants around the world. The Fork award is related to the Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses), bestowed on Italy’s best wines.
The award is symbolized by a spoon and fork and awarded on a scale of one to three. To earn a single Fork, the restaurant must represent the utmost of culinary expertise in authenticity, product traceability, service and depth of the wine list. Cioppino’s is the first restaurant in Canada to earn three.
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill — located in Vancouver’s Yaletown — boasts an open show kitchen where guests are able to watch executive chef Pino Posteraro and his team work. The wine list is curated by Posteraro and hosts thousands of bottles, with many rare and difficult-to-find vintages.
The recognition follows Posteraro’s recent knighthood. The chef was named a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy for representing Italian prestige and good relations internationally.