**Cutler & Co. will close for renovations on February 19, 2017 and re-open in mid-March, 2017.
Cutler & Co is the most formal restaurant in the Andrew McConnell stable, which includes Cumulus Inc., Marion, Supernormal, Ricky & Pinky and Meatsmith. That’s not saying much, though. Fine-dining restaurants are more casual than they’ve ever been, and this one is no exception.
In-demand architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb led the 2009 revamp of the former metalworker’s factory, adding puffy clouds of floating, electrified mesh and elongated bulbs reminiscent of a science lab. The building’s industrial past is emphasised with exposed brickwork and cement columns.
The a la carte menu is arranged much the same as that at Cumulus. It opens with small, refined snacks such as oysters; duck hearts with parsley and horseradish; and buckwheat pikelets with caviar.
Entrees and mains move onto proteins and fish paired with seasonal veggies and unusual flavours such as dandelion and sorrel. If you’re with a crowd, there are monster steaks or suckling pig to share.
But if you want to really emphasise the “fine” dining aspect of Cutler & Co (or just stretch your meal out) degustation is the way to go. It runs to $150 per head for six courses, with optional matched wines (our preference) selected from the vast, progressive list.
Sunday lunches offer a shared set menu for $75 per head.
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