Culina et Vinum opens in Elizabeth Bay

28 November, 2017 by
Annabelle Cloros

Chef Naomi Lowry has opened Culina in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay, designing a menu that showcases seasonal produce.

Lowry has drawn on knowledge from her Grandma’s kitchen in Wales along with tours of London’s Borough Markets.

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Her time at James Viles’ Biota and Popolo has also influenced her cooking style.

The menu features a range of dishes from her own collection in addition to appearances from her grandmother’s peppered mackerel and handmade charcuterie.

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“It’s not fine dining, but it is finessed,” she says. “It’s at the mid-price range and everyone is welcome.

“You’ll never get bored, as the menu is a rolling one. But if a dish comes off and there is uproar, it will make a reappearance — we listen to what our guests want.”

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The drinks menu will range from locally roasted coffee to a wine list curated by business partner and long-time friend Abhi Mahadevan, the son of Abhi’s and Aki’s chef Kumar Mahadevan.