With street-level spaces heaving at alarming capacity, chef Andrew McConnell, architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb and business partner Jayden Ong along with the Cumulus Inc. team of alchemists, have thought vertical with their wine bar venture, aptly named Cumulus Up.
Cumulus Up is a calming city loft purveying contemporary wine culture at its finest, complete with approachable food and modern design with a rustic, farmhouse twist.
The venue is a global trip into viticulture with a well-edited wine list that tours the globe from France and Italy to Spain and our sunburnt shores.
While the wine maintains focus, no bubbles or white would dare be lost at sea without some creamy Clair de Lune oysters. Get adventurous and try the duck waffle with foie gras and prune or the red-loving dry aged 800-gram rib eye to share for $90.
The fit-out of the venue has made something of a storage space into an elegant, first floor, locavore haven complete with blown glass pendant lamps, marble tables and sharp wall mirrors. With exposed bricks and steel fixtures, it’s a place that’s both warm and cool in the same breath. Whether day or night, Cumulus Up is a lofty wine bar for the both curious drinker and designer alike.