The Cult Project Finds a Semi-Permanent Home at Racket
The pop-up supper club is here for the long haul.
The Cult Project is an all-inclusive supper club with a philosophy of tradition, sharing and caring, honesty and identity. Founded by chefs Carlo Buenaventura and William Cook, the novel way of dining first appeared last year via several pop-ups across Auckland, focussing on the diverse local food scene and taking influence from the pair's heritage; Buenaventura hails from the Philippines, while Cook is from the UK.
For its first outing of the new year, The Cult Project is set to transform into semi-permanent operation. Kicking off on March 7, and from Tuesday to Thursday thereafter, Buenaventura and Cook will assemble at intimate rum bar and "Auckland's Most Expensive Fire Hazard", Racket.
The pop-up will offer a full à la carte menu, broken up into five sections: snacks, small plates, meat and fish, vegetables, and dessert. Diners will have the option of sampling popular dishes like chicken liver parfait, market fish ceviche and beef flank, as well as rarely encountered fare like maltagliati pasta with crispy pigs head, pickled mussels and fresh corn polenta. Either way, you can expect expertly composed dishes from the finest produce available.