Cumulus Inc

Burrata, Date, Watercress Vinaigrette & Grilled Sourdough, 20.90AUD

Cumulus Inc
does breakfast up till 11.30am in the morning. For lunch and dinner, it evolves into a fine dining facility specialising in Modern Australian dishes that are designed to share. Food was served plate, by plate, by plate, not altogether. We started with a comestible Burrata, a fresh Italian cheese formed with the combination of mozzarella and cream. The outermost layer was hard shelled mozzarella but within was mushy mozzarella cream. Its not as good of a dish to eat it on its own. The sourdough served on the side made it tasteful. I enjoyed the soft mushy cream paired with the watercress vinaigrette. The tough shell layer.. not so much.

Complimentary Bread

Serve time at Cumulus Inc was pretty long. The idea of the restaurant itself was to share food while engaging in conversations with your buds. Bread is always a good start while we wait for our food. And it kept me at least a little bit more filled up after an hour of wait in the queue, as it was almost seemingly implausible for me to cave in to patience.


Baked Mussels, Potato Chips And Lemon, 15.40AUD

We moved on with Baked Mussels hidden in crumbs. Scoop up a single mussel on top of a slice of chips. It was very well seasoned and the crisp made it all the more scrumptious.


Whole Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder To Share, 75.90AUD

Live a little and order the lamb shank shoulder, seriously. Alas, serve time was about forty-five minutes to about an hour from the time we finished our previous dish. That took awhile.. but was well worth the wait when our 2.5kg worth of lamb shoulder was put to the table. The meat was juicy and full of tenderness in all parts of the shoulder. The Whole Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder is also Cumulus Inc’s signature dish and it serves up to four to six people. How pleasing is red meat with red wine in hand?

We did not make any reservations and ended up waiting for about an hour for a table. I spent that hour reading Andrew McConnell’s cookbook. Other than being a renowned chef, Andrew is also the owner and mastermind behind Cumulus Inc and Cutler & Co. I was pretty inspired with some if the dishes on the book, but figured it was easier to spend bucks and have a romantic affair at such restaurants itself. Or to simply admit, throw me in the kitchen and I’ll set it on fire. I am just kidding! Simple meals are my forte, not ones that require lots of intricate finesse. Nonetheless, the star dish of the night was the Lamb Shoulder and we all would return for it.

Cumulus Inc
45 Flinders Lane, CBD
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Tel: +(61) 03 9650 1445
Mon to Fri: 7am-11pm
Sat to Sun: 8am-11pm

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