LuMi dining has been on our hit list for a while now. Occupying a spot where all the boats moor near Star City, it has a pleasant outlook. We were there in the evening, it was dimly lit with some perfectly placed lights above our table to highlight our food. With two chefs in action that compliment each other. An Italian Chef who has trained in Japan and a Japanese chef that has trained in Italy, making for an exciting sophisticated Japanese/Italian fusion dining experience. It is a set menu of 8 meals plus snacks for $115, which I think is reasonable considering the quality and presentation of the food, which is outstanding. For an extra charge you can add oysters or matching wines. The service was impeccable, personable and informative. The restaurant is also obliging to substitute dishes due to dietary requirements.
The star of the night was the Douglas Fir with rhubarb, raspberry and olive oil. It looked like a fried egg, but was actually ice cream with a silk texture and a dollop of olive oil in the centre representing the yolk. Simple and delicate.
An incredible dining experience with a fusion of cuisine and favours that you would not usually find working together. One of our favourite restaurants of the year gone.