Earlier this month, I met up with my old school, fellow former new wave lovin' friend Pam aka Daily Gluttony for a Summer lunch at Cube Marketplace and Cafe in West Hollywood. It was a splendid formal reunion of sorts since we hadn't really seen each other in many, many years with the exception of a brief encounter at Urban Spoon Happy Hour a month before. When deciding on places to meet, we both had yet to dine at Cube, and heard lots of wonderful things about it, so it was the obvious choice.
You wouldn't guess it from the outside, but Cube is a triple combo of a contemporary cafe with a strong Italian, California influenced menu, a cheese bar with over 85 varieties from around the world, and a gourmet marketplace where you can stock up on everything from wine, cookbooks, antipasti, and kitchenware.
Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Peach w/Mozzarella
The food was delightfully fresh, full of flavor and fun to photograph. We also had fantastic service from Shane aka The Supper Hero. With camera perfect day lighting, Pam brought along several of her cameras and I toted my point and shoot. I'm usually the only one photographing food at the table, so it was fun comparing notes, and photos with a fellow food shutterbug.
If you love to eat, photograph food, and are in the Los Angeles area this Saturday 7/31 , you are in for a treat. For only $50, you can attend a Phototasting workshop at Cube Marketplace and Cafe where Daily Gluttony and others will guide you through an afternoon of food photography tips and lessons along with food sampling and tasting of some of the items above. You can purchase tickets at Phototasting at Cube.
You can also tweet + comment your way to WIN a 35" Black and Tan Camera Strap from Phat Straps from Weezermonkey.
Wine & Cheese at Cube
615 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2013