Former Biota and Popolo chef Naomi Lowry opens new restaurant
From working for Irish restaurateur Oliver Peyton in the UK to stints in Aussie restaurants Biota Dining and Popolo, Lowry has a wealth of experience behind her as she embarks on her new restaurant.
Lowry assures Culina isn’t a fine dining restaurant, instead she describes the menu as a finessed range of seasonally influenced dishes.
“It’s going to be at the mid-price range and everyone and everybody is welcome,” she said.
“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 will listen to what our guests want.”
The menu showcases share plates with dishes ranging from pepper-cured mackerel and roast spatchcock to a deconstructed take on Lowry’s grandmother’s scones.
The drinks menu will range from locally roasted coffee to a wine list curated by her business partner and long-time friend Abhi Mahadevan, the son chef Kumar Mahadevan (Abhi’s and Aki’s restaurants).