The historical Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery at King East (Jarvis) is now the home of Kultura- this culinary resto lounge that is more the hipster place to see or be seen. It’s exposed brick walls , open staircase and rich dark wood floors gives the resto an intimate and cozy feel while the lighting with a purple glow makes it look chic and modern. It the perfect place to people watch over cocktails and chatter the night away. I was here for an event which was housed upstairs- with it’s long wooden communal tables, unique chandeliers and candle light – this space exudes sexiness. A girlfriend and I tucked out of the upstairs event to have a quiet drink downstairs and catch up.
As we propped ourselves at the bar, we were greeted by very welcoming staff including Nathan, our gracious host. The vojito (modern twist on the mojito but flavoured with pear) was our choice of cocktail for the evening. Very refreshing!
We ordered the tuna carpaccio (layered with pickled dicon radish, jalapeno peppers and ponzu sauce), great for sharing and very delicate in taste. We were then surprised with the mushroom orecchiette, presented in a French onion soup bowl (complete with lid!) It was paired with a miniature cheese grater with aged cheddar which was then grated and mixed into the pasta. Hot, steamy, and another amazing dish.
Quoting Nathan, Kultura boasts food that is “next level”. They even have an immersion circulator for ensuring tenderness and infusing flavours. Apparently the beef tenderloin is a must if you would like to try this method.
Kultura is launching their brunch menu this Sunday, combining flavours from all around the world. Definitely worth checking out.
Kultura- 169 King Street East, King and Jarvis*** stars (out of 5)