With Executive Chef Shaun Quade handing over Lûmé to former Gault&Millau Young Talent award winner John Rivera, as he spreads his wings abroad to Los Angeles, it is hard not to reflect on the magnitude of his achievement.
The red-brick exterior of the quaint terrace house belies the ultra-modern interior, which is chic yet welcoming. Exposed brick walls, high ceilings and light timber furniture and fittings create an airy feel.
The vibrant sea corn taco is a playful way to start the snacks, before the stunningly elegant and flawless salted beets and elderberries with apple and mountain marigold redefines your perception of balance. Triggering the sense memory of our stunning coastal lifestyle, the signature pearl on the ocean floor is a conceptually brilliant dish that encapsulates Contemporary cuisine at its very best. The beautifully plated scarlet prawn with asparagus and lemon myrtle is a lovely prelude to the sublime aged duck, smoked over melaleuca – a dish that sits on the edge of perfection.
PSST! An exciting new approach and era beckons, with Lûmé transitioning to another point in its evolving culinary journey.