Meeting some of my favourite colleagues from my last place of work, Mr Wanna Be Toorak (refer to the Caffe Late blog) and Mr Party People.
I was ready to drink, eat and have a ball in the house of my lover in dreams - Mr Andrew McConnell.
Mr Wanna Be chose some great wines and we were good to go.
Cumulus Up is a great space with a mood of warmth for Winter.
The menu is bar shared style and we chose the chef's specials.
The olives to start with onions pickled in cinnamon and vinegar were delightful. Then the fried Kale with a green sauce of I don't know what was simple and very good.
Next up, the raw bonito with ginger, soy, seaweed and radish was an outstanding dish and probably the best I have had in Melbourne in a while. You have to go just for this dish.
We then tried the dish described as destined for cult status, the duck waffle with foie gras parfait. For us it did not quite make it - too salty for me Wanna Be and Mr Party People thought the hot waffle with the cold foie gras did not mesh. In other words a bit of a wank but still enjoyable.
The next dish of meat (a few vinos now and can't remember if it was lamb or beef, sorry) was excellent.
There were maybe a couple of other dishes in between and they were great - trust me.
And finally profiteroles with a beautiful vanilla cream and topped with chocolate sauce were a perfect ending to a damned good night.
Menu is $65 per person but wine is not cheap. Total cost was $140 per person.
Loved it and you have to go.