LuMi Bar & Dining
LuMi Dining is set atop Wharf 10, opposite The Star casino. The glass-fronted restaurant offers an enchanting view of sparkling harbour and city lights, with an equally impressive tasting menu to match. Led by chef Federico Zanellato and his wife and head sommelier Michela Boncagni, LuMi is earnest but relaxed fine dining, right on the harbour.
There are four courses for lunch and eight for dinner. Zanellato spent time in the kitchens of the world famous Noma and Melbourne’s Attica, but proved his skill in Sydney at Ormeggio at The Spit.
Dinner begins with a selection of LuMi’s signature small bites: salt and vinegar rice chips; potato and rosemary focaccia; and a cheddar tartlet with corn, parmigiano and oregano. This is followed up with a traditional Japanese chawanmushi (a savory egg custard); an of-the-moment veal tartare; spelt ravioli; and pork jowl with spinach, celeriac and quinoa. For dessert, milk ice cream is matched with cherries, citrus sabayon and yoghurt crumble.
Lumi’s wine list has a generous roster of Italian varietals, and head sommelier Boncagni’s knowledge of the life of each grape will no doubt electrify your selection.