Say hello to my little friend said Scarface when his other friends visited him at his mansion unannounced. What a sequence that was from Al Pacino don't you think, but If you are a Scarface virgin you should have your cherry popped tonight! Grab a good bottle of wine (from Cueva Bar 😉 (wink), either prepare dinner or order in 😉, set the mood and bam! Don't know what to have for dinner and which wine to choose? Well, speaking of wine. You can come to Cueva Bar and buy a couple of bottles using our special buy one get the second one 1/2 off!
To Wine Wednesday matters. I just came back from the Gambero Rosso wine tasting event held inside one of the buildings at Liberty Station in San Diego, where I got to see some familiar faces but many more that were not quite familiar. I was happy to see my comrade Javier from Costa Brava, Debra and Jessica from Regal Wines, Cintia Soto one of the coolest photographers I know and my good friend Courtney, a wine connoisseur I respect the most for her wide knowledge, her casual approach to wine, and ability to help you walk the intricate roads of the wine world.
Corey and I went to to find new options for Cueva Bar's casual and fun wine club not so much for the wine but for the neighbors, and friends from close and far that have decided joined to join. Did you know we started a wine club? We meet once a month and there are a few options for you to join. If interested, click here to learn more.
I enjoyed mostly the whites but the reds not so much. I guess today wasn't my day for red wine. They reminded me of the wines I tasted from Baja at the last trade wine tasting. It is a it's me, not you kind of affair. Seriously. I can't control my palata for what it likes. I can opt in once, if I like it, I would love to share something my palate enjoys with you. That's the way I can back up the wine menu, and our tapas menu 100% every time. If I ever have the doubt about a wine, or one of our tapas, we wouldn't offer it to you.
All the reds I tasted had medium to big tannins which tells me I either have to air it for a while before it opens up to a level I can get down with, and just with that it doesn't make sense to even try to have it in our menu. I also don't enjoy abrupt tannins that make me feel like I have cotton mouth, then I turn around looking for water but I can't see it. I always have trouble finding just, water. How many days have you gone without having regular, safe to drink water? That's a subject I feel conflicted about so we won't discuss in this blog edition.
Of the wines I tasted there were only two regions I knew, Tuscany and Sardinia. Nonetheless, the meats and cheese table options were good.
Well, thank you for sticking around. A wise bean bag sales associate once told me and Corey: Make sure you love it! Six months later the Butts' and the Blackaller's pulled the plug, jumped into the unknown and here we are now in San Diego almost 10 years later, connecting and amazing people, making good friendships and loving every step of the way. Even when it's challenging.
Cueva Bar in San Diego California offers a fusion tapas inspired menu with plenty of omnivore, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Our happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. Happy hour offerings are $5 tapas, $5 wines, $5 sangria, and $4 craft beer on tap.
We're located in the eclectic University Heights neighborhood.
Oz: Co-founder/Executive Chef.
Mel: Sous Chef.
FOH: Lynn, Ghaidan, Patrick.
BOH: Sonia, Patty.
About the author:
I chef Oz write these blogs. I am a home cook gone pro when my wife Jo and I decided to open Cueva Bar, a fusion tapas bar and restaurant in San Diego California. We are passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion we prepare. We are about the all inclusive peace, the love, mutual respect, unity, kindness and compassion under the sun with liberty and justice for all.
Let tapas bring us together!