Cube’s gastro-trident consists of a 80-variety deep cheese menu, an Italian kitchen, and a retail market featuring private labeled gourmet goodies. As of November 1st, 2008, Cube should’ve been renamed Quad considering the advent of its new wine menu.
Previously, Cube was always a glorified cheese bar with an marketplace identity crisis looking to accompany Joan’s on 3rd as the next Dean and Delucas in LA. With the addition new all-Italian wine list paying homage to Cube’s founder’s, Alex Palermo’s, heritage, Cube instantly became the king of all neighborhoody wine bars (think: Bacaro – a perpetual fave, City Sip, Colorado Wine Co, 55 Degrees, etc.)
This store front joint, replete with a “private” 12-seat tasting room facing the kitchen, is now nearly a tour de force amongst all cheese & wine bars in LA in terms of service, with
Rachel McAdams Megan, the beyond effervescent hostess, wine list: 50+ Italian bottles (sorted by region, producer then variety), and cheese, as well as domestic high end charcuterie from both Fatted Calf as all as Batali’s Salumi.
But it doesn’t stop there. Tuesday through Saturdays now affords a gen-new-wine aperitivo menu (o LAWD how I loved free aperitivo during our stay in Roma), rotated weekly, for happy hours between 4-7pm.
Folks, if you love All’Angelo, Tasca, if you love Il Moro, if you LOOOOVE Bacaro, come to Cube. It’s now complete.