On Saturday, Mama Mo, BroMo, and I sought sustenance and refuge from the hot summer sun at Cube, a great cafe/marketplace/cheese bar on La Brea.
Complimentary [overexposed] cheese and pizza crust.
Deeeeelish way to start!
We ordered a few things to eat family-style. We are a family after all.
Heirloom tomato and peach, Mimmo's burrata, fresh basil, and six-year balsamic ($14).
Not pretty on my plate, but every bite I took was heavenly. The peach was my favorite part. No, the burrata. No, the peach. No, the burrata. Gah. Can't decide. Just delicious cubed.
Pizza with black truffle, mozzarella, and fried egg ($17).
Very enjoyable. Thin, crisp, and bursting with strong truffle flavors. Our server encouraged us to poke the yolk and smear it all around. Good stuff.
Baked four-cheese mac and cheese, charred heirloom tomato, truffle salt ($8).
One of the biggest slices of tomato I've ever seen -- bigger than my hand! But, as my piano teacher used to lament, I have pretty small hands. Oh, Mrs. Olsen, I could never please you. But this mac and cheese sure pleased us. Rich and super cheesy and no shortage of flavor here. Just right.
Tuscan kale tortelloni, heirloom tomato brodo, pecorino ($12).
This was the loser of the day. Exceedingly salty. We thought it was the sauce at first, but it turned out the filling was the culprit. Too much seasoning here. Sad face. Skip this.
Matagliati, shaved lobster mushrooms, browned butter, red cow parmesan, white truffle oil ($8 for small size).
Quite yummy. Simple but well-executed. Texture was near perfection.
Too stuffed for dessert. All smiles after our meal.
Not sure why my brother looks so pensive here. He was probably listening to our mom intently. I like it. And I like Cube, too.