Vintage Enoteca is open as early as breakfast, just like cicchetti bars in Venice. Except, of course, they don’t serve sardines on crackly crostino with their Groundwork coffee. But hey! The possibility of sipping on prosecco at 9am is tantalizing enough.
This geographically lonely West Hollywood wine bar is the fruit of 2 hard working ex-advertising executives, but one would never be able to tell. There are 20 wines by the glass, 10 beers available, and the selection of the bottles tend to stray towards California. With a chef helming a simplistic menu of small bites & panini, both Danielle Francois and Jennifer Moore freely surveys the room, answering questions about the “boutique wine” selection, as well as the finer nuances within the menu items.
Think of Vintage Enoteca as WeHo’s Bacaro with lofted bare ceiling, equally adorned floors and an instant sense of familial comfort. As a new patron, the best is to visit on a relaxing, unharried, un-famished night. Devouring all sections of the menu will result in intense carbo loading fit for a triathlete, so stay focused on the cheese, meats, bruschetta, the small bitse menu and the hanging Edison bulbs.
The linguica sausage and egg bruschetta (off the regular menu, served as special) was an earlier item that started us off:
In between, the staff plied us with wine & cheese:
And life, in this unfooding stretch of Sunset (closest food alternatives are Cheebo, and.. Toi), was good, especially for the desperate gourmands in the neighborhood.
Wine & menu tasting courtesy of Vintage Enoteca & BBPR’s generosity.
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