Cube Café, Cheese Bar & Marketplace

Favorite Bites at Cube Café, Cheese Bar & Marketplace (if you haven’t been yet, it’s a MUST!!!)

Quadrello di Bufula Cheese @ Cube
Quadrello di Bufala

Braised Baby Octopus @ Cube
Braised Baby Octopus: Charred radicchio, Cipollini onions, Marmelata

Spring Crunch Salad @ Cube
Spring Crunch Salad with Spring Beans, English Peas, Asparagus, Watercress, Ricotta Salata, Lenon Vinaigrette and Proscuitto Chip

Fiddlehead Ferns @ Cube
Fiddlehead Ferns with Lemon Vinaigrette

Pork Loin Milanese @ Cube
Pork Loin Milanese with Wild Baby Arugula Salad

Ramp & Ricotta Tortelloni Brodo @ Cube
Ramp and Ricotta Tortelloni with parmesan and ham hock brodo

Above photos taken on 4/29/10 (Thanks Julie Wolfson!).
Below taken 2/5/10 during
DineLA Week.

Cube Marketplace Interior
Cube Marketplace Interior

Maple Braised Bacon at Cube
Maple Braised Bacon, Celery Root Puree, Cipollini Onions

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad: Satsumas, Toasted Hazelnuts, Pomegranates, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Cube Truffle Burger
Cube Truffle Burger: House Brioche, Taleggio Cheese, Caramelized Shallots

Cheese Board at Cube
They have a phenomenal selection of cheeses

From the Cube website:
Our café menu is based on traditional Italian cooking with a strong Californian influence. We shop at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, use organic whenever possible, and only buy meat that is raised naturally and cruelty free. Our specials menu is based upon different Italian regions with a Californian flair and changes every Thursday.

Our cheese bar boasts over 85 different cheeses from around the globe and changes constantly and with the seasons. We stock salumi from Salumi Salame, The Fatted Calf, Pio Tosini as well as importing our own salumi from the Marche region of Italy.

Cube
615 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90036
323-939-1148, x.1
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10 responses to “Cube Café, Cheese Bar & Marketplace

  1. That was such a fun lunch (DineLA ~ February); food so good (burger & bacon!). But I need to go back for some of those amazing looking fiddlehead ferns. Wow.

  2. Jai Kohli

    LOOKS AWESOME!

  3. What a nice meal! Everything looks so good! The octopus, pork and burger are amazing looking! Oh I just want to try this place! BTW, I grew up in L.A. in the 70s in one of the foothills over looking the ocean, and there were ferns with fiddlehead like twirly things growing wild on the cliffs. I remember in the mid 70s a Westwood restaurant served fiddlehead salad. I remember thinking that was the craziest thing to serve a weed. Now I know better, I would pay lots of $ for a chance to try a fiddlehead salad. :)

  4. I adore Cube – the braised bacon, the octopus, gnocchi, the cobbler for dessert… gah! It’s all good! Must get back for the ramp and ricotta tortellini!

  5. I should have gone here instead of that awful & weird lunch at Ugo during Dine LA. Food was good, company was bad. I’m glad this place is on my list.

  6. I love the way the cheese is presented with the name of each written out: eliminates all confusion. Just seeing your burger pic makes me want to drive over to La Brea to get one now!

  7. Keep meaning to go to Cube, but sadly, I haven’t made it happen! Your post served as a powerful reminder! Your photos look gorgeous.

  8. Noelle

    Ummmmmmmmm… the CHEESE is awesome. I’ve never NOT had an amazing meal there.
    And I’m dying to try fiddlehead ferns.

  9. Julie Wolfson

    Both of those lunches were both beautiful to look at and delicious. When are we going back?

  10. contactogourmet

    Really nice blog!!! I invite you to visit mine and I would love to share culinary information.

    http://contactogourmet.wordpress.com

    I’m a Mexican Chef in charge of NH Hotels here in my country and I also run an own pizza, pasta and bread factory with an italic-argentinian cuisine.

    Cheers!!!

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