After many years working in some of the most influential international restaurants, Chef Federico Zanellato has embarked on his greatest challenge, the fusion of the best of Japanese and Italian cuisine. From its vantage point on Pyrmont Wharf, LuMi’s casual yet stylish dining space offers wraparound views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. At night, soft pendant lights create a luminous ceiling and a romantic atmosphere.
Chef Zanellato’s stunningly crafted dishes are works of art, and every course on the degustation menu is a standout. Start with Miso-Strone, little balls of pickled and semi-cooked vegetables in a miso-flavoured consommé. For your pasta dish you may enjoy agnolotti filled with porcini mousse and a splash of rye dashi, each morsel delivering an intense flavour hit, or tagliolini dressed with a capsicum and scorpion fish sauce. Wagyu, the last savoury course, is exceptional for its melt-in-the-mouth texture and richness.
PSST! Ask Federico’s wife and sommelier Michela for her wine pairings, selected to enhance each dish perfectly.