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Dining by Design: Seasonal Splendor

Boston living is as much about excellent dining options as it is about fine homes. Here, we explore Cultivar, a new restaurant in the Ames Boston Hotel.


Photograph by Anthony Galdones

Inspired by New England’s copper beech trees, Cultivar’s bar area features a branch-like chandelier and a fallen-beechwood bar top.

Photograph by Anthony Galdones

Arranged in the style of a Japanese kokedama garden by South End–based Bloom Couture Floral Studio, the hanging plants change seasonally.

Photograph by Anthony Galdones

Buttons designed to mimic those found on Revolutionary War uniforms adorn the dining area’s blue banquettes, a nod to Cultivar’s proximity to the Freedom Trail.

Photograph by Anthony Galdones

Flavors of the harvest—sweet potato, wine-poached cranberries, apple, and hazelnut—accompany a cheese-filled roasted-chestnut cappelletti.