Let Cutler and Co cure the familiar gloominess that pervades with the rolling in of colder days with the launch of their new autumn grill menu, on offer until the end of May. Be reminded of the pleasures and possibilities of autumn with hot dishes to counter cold days, boozy meals to warm you from the inside out and the smoky smell of fire filling the air.
The menu is centred around cooking in front of an open fire, and all dishes are constructed from the finest seasonal ingredients. Head chef Tana Rattananikom describes the dishes chosen for the new menu as "simplicity at its finest." Five-year-old jumbo Pacific oysters are grilled and brushed with beef fat, Ortiz anchovy toast is served with smoked butter and slow-grilled new season potatoes serve as the perfect vehicle for Polanco Oscietra caviar, sour cream and chives.
Tana encourages diners to sit down for a full meal from the menu, or even to stop by for a "quick bite and a glass of something delicious." Responsible for said something delicious is head sommelier Penny Vine (with an ironically fitting surname). Penny proudly proclaims the Plageoles Gaillac l’Ondenc will please wine lovers as it's a "salty, savoury, full but fresh white wine made from the almost extinct and super rare grape variety, Ondenc."
The autumn grill menu is available from Thursdays to Sundays for dinner and lunch until May 29. Consider also stopping by for Sunday lunch (at $95 per person for four courses) to experience a relaxed and generous celebration of seasonality and the finest, daily-harvested produce.
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