Thursday, May 05, 2016

Mary Dumont Is Opening Cultivar in Ames Boston Hotel

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 opening 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. Dumont, who was the chef at Harvest in Harvard Square for eight years until leaving in 2015, 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.]

[May 24, 2017 update: It looks like Cultivar may be on the verge of opening, as a number of social media posts indicate that a pre-opening party took place there last night.]

[May 31, 2017 update: Boston Magazine mentions that Cultivar opens on Friday, June 2.]

[Earlier Article]
Chef Mary Dumont Leaving Harvest in Cambridge, Plans to Open New Restaurant

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]