Last week, Vintage Enoteca opened on Sunset Blvd., introducing an chic yet understated style to the strip between Fairfax and La Brea – nearby Cheebo, Japanese vintage clothing store Pop Killer and the famed Guitar Center.
Enjoy wines from all over with a focus on Italy, France, Spain, Austria, California, and Washington – including Lopez de Heredia ViÃ±a Tondonia Rioja Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2000; Ameztoi Txakoli Rubentis, Basque, Spain, 2009; and the KÃ¶fererhof Kerner, Alto Adige, Italy, 2008. Domestic picks include Kunin Viognier, Stolpman Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2006; Figge Chardonnay, Pelio Vineyard, Monterey, California, 2008; Roar Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2008. Vintage Enoteca has availableÂ more than a dozen by-the-glass offerings – so you can visit without a whole lot of commitment.
Chef Paul Dozois heads up the Italian-inspired menu and though he has had no formal training, has studied in the kitchens of culinary masters such as Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, and Jose Andres. Five bruschettas are offered, including Goat Cheese with Carmelized Onion and Crispy Prosciutto or Blue Crab with Mint & Lemon. Flatbreads are topped with Mushroom and Fontina Cheese and Arugula with Carmelized Onion. Paninis are filled with Spanish Grilled Cheese with Chorizo & Piquillo Pepper; Spicy Tuna with Calabrese Chili; and Crispy Pancetta and Bagna Cauda. Looking for smaller bites? The pickles are house-made and the Medjool dates are stuffed with Parmesan. Delightful.
Breakfast will also be served, featuring Groundwork Coffee, bagels, and assorted pastries – just so your visit a wine bar isn’t restricted to lunch or dinner. Black and white photographs adorn the walls while hanging Edison bulbs provide the lighting to a modernized rustic ambiance. Distressed metal tables buttress your wine and food selections. I’ll see you there – wine glass in hand.
Open 7 Days a Week
8 AM – Midnight
7554 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046