Update: Mary Dumont to Open Cultivar in Ames Boston Hotel
[Ed note: This article was updated on June 28 to reflect a location given for the restaurant.]
Last year we reported that one of the best-known chefs in the Boston area was leaving her job at a decades-old restaurant in order to open her own dining spot. Now we have learned a bit more about the eatery that she is opening.
The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that Harvest alum Mary Dumont is planning to open Cultivar, a restaurant that will offer dry-aged meats, sustainable seafood, ingredients found in the wild, and vegetables that are grown in a hydroponic garden. While the Globe's post states that an exact location for the dining spot has not been given as of yet, several sources--including a post within the James Beard Foundation side--say that it is coming to Cambridge, which is actually not correct, as Dumont herself tells us that it will be opening in Boston.
Dumont, who was the chef at Harvest in Harvard Square for eight years until leaving last year, is also known for her appearance on the Food Network's Iron Chef America and Food and Wine magazine's awarding her "best new chef" in 2006.
[June 28 update: The Boston Herald is reporting that Cultivar will open within the Ames Boston Hotel, which is being renovated and becoming a part of Hilton's Curio brand of hotels. The article says that the new restaurant will have a capacity of 100 and a 50-seat outdoor patio, and that it will be an upscale "modern garden" dining spot.]
[April 24, 2017 update: A job post within the bostonchefs.com site mentions that Cultivar is opening in early May.]
Chef Mary Dumont Leaving Harvest in Cambridge, Plans to Open New Restaurant
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