Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

As if lunch at Paringa wasn't enough, I caught up with some friends at Cumulus Inc. in the city that very same night. I'm never quite up to date with the trendiest places to eat in the city, but I do know that Cumulus Inc. is one of the consistently popular ones. Their dishes are designed to be shared, which meant that we were able to order a variety of dishes that catered for everyone's tastes.

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Bread and butter to start - compared to the ones I had at Paringa, these were pretty average.

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The tuna tartare with green pea salad was beautiful. Everyone managed to have a few delightful bites of cubed raw goodness paired with fresh accompaniments. 

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The pickled sardines with horseradish served on thin, crispy crusts were delicious as well. I loved the zingy flavours and the combination of different textures. 

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The foie gras parfait felt like such a naughty dish! It was smooth and slick, and the result of spreading  it on toasted brioche? Yum.

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The grilled ox tongue paired with mustard fruits was another winner. It was a wonder how each thin, delicate slice was so rich in flavour. 

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These butter beans were dressed up with several things - nduja, salted ricotta and black garlic. The result was nothing short of delicious. Great flavours.

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And finally, the star of the night, the whole slow roast lamb shoulder. The meat was tender and tasty, having been infused with all sorts of aromas and flavours of different herbs and spices. It was certainly a very gratifying dish!

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Nothing quite like a side of potatoes to go with the lamb.

I found all the dishes served very enjoyable, apart from the spiced fried cauliflower (not pictured) which was quite ordinary. I found it a lovely place for group gatherings, although as with most popular places in the city, the 2 hour wait a little off-putting!

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