Cube Downtown opened it’s
roof top inner sanctums to host a series of gardening work shops, wine tasting and sales special collection of table & garden ware
The afternoon, enveloped by a projected showing of Princess Bride, utilized the testing kitchen, the chef’s table, as well as the lounge of Divine Pasta Company’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. To be found were beyond cute tees, fanciful table ceramics, as well as edible goodies from T-CHO chocolates, etc.
To lubricate all the visitors into a buying frenzy, proseco was served, along with home-baked (or.. Cube baked) mini cupcakes and “buckeyes“.
Cube Marketplace (sister company of Divine Pasta Company), realizing the potential (and tastiness) of urban gardening, planted edible greens on top of their pasta production downtown site. The quaint garden is surrounded by young trees of blueberries and figs which should provide fruits for the upcoming summer/fall seasons. Since the planting last fall, several greens have already been made available to the restaurant, and menu items carrying the all-organic greens will be denoted as cube “garden” items. Note to all: the arugula from the garden has a great kick. Definitely a must try if it on the menu.
Il Sole’s long time Chef Issac Rivera, after touring Italy for inspiration and a sabbatical, returned to the restauant last August. With his return, comes Sunday operations featuring a new prix-fixe menu. Since late last fall, the quaint Sunset Strip Italian spot has been opening its doors from 5-9pm for the chef’s “Sunday Rustic Dinner”, a $35, a 2 course prix-fixe menu of comforting fares representing a variety of regions throughout the country. Both Il Sole favorites, as well as dishes newly introduced with the chef’s return, are included in the prix fixe. Dessert are available for $8.
While everyone (by everyone, think Keanu Reeves to Eva Longoria to Cameron Diaz, ad nausea) may love the pumpkin ravioli and the 7 layer lasagna, people seem to forget the excellent tiramisu and the tremendous combo of banana chocolate tart to complete the night. Sunday evenings in West Hollywood means very little traffic, and now, also an excellent time to have a starry night out in Los Angeles.