LuMi Dining, Pyrmont

LuMi Dining was only a few weeks old when I visited on a sunny Saturday for lunch. I’m easily influenced by photos that people post on Instagram, and my strong desire to visit LuMi was thanks to chef Sam Young (@bigsamyoung) who I had met earlier this year at Minus 8 Underground.

LuMi is furnished to a minimalist theme with pops of green and purple – it’s pretty much what I’d like my dream house to look like. There’s an open vibe, mostly thanks to the glass walls, allowing for a picture-perfect view of Pyrmont Bay.

Highlights of the 3-course lunch menu are the eggplant with tempura and pistachio in an umami-heavy broth and the amazing Italian chawanmushi that’s so delicate I could cry. While the stinging nettle chitarra with mussel cream and crunchy pork is bursting with flavor, I’m slightly overwhelmed by the saltiness. People with a palate for rich and savory will love it though. The pig jowl is refined and balanced with punchy, acidic notes coming from the draped sheet of pickled celeriac.

Our dessert is the embodiment of sexy. The ice cream is made from Country Valley milk, accompanied by a citrusy sabayon and plump cherries. For $49 the 3-course lunch menu is stupefyingly good value. Even better value is the 8-course deg for $89. Before I forget, we also tried a couple of the cocktails, which were awesomely refreshing and delicious. But I can’t remember the names – soz.


LuMi Dining

56 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Thu-Sun 12-2.30pm, Wed-Sun 5-10pm

Italian chawanmushi - the texture of custard but the flavor of parmesan, topped with enoki
Snack to start: Italian chawanmushi with a texture of custard but the flavor of parmesan, topped with enoki
Snack to start: potato focaccia
Snack to start: potato focaccia
lumi eggplant
Soft eggplant with a pistachio crust and crunchy bits of tempura in a beautifully savory broth
Close up of the eggplant, so you can inspect the tiny speckles of pistachio and tempura
Close up of the eggplant, so you can inspect the tiny speckles of pistachio and tempura
lumi pig jowl
Main option 1: pig jowl – a spattering of crisp buckwheat is underneath that celeriac
Main option 2: stinging nettle chitarra, mussel cream, crunchy pork, fennel pollen
Main option 2: stinging nettle chitarra, mussel cream, crunchy pork, fennel pollen
Milk ice cream, citrus sabayon, sour cherry, cocoa
Milk ice cream, citrus sabayon, sour cherry, cocoa
Cocktail
Some kind of cocktail with raspberries and other stuff

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. My IG feed has been clogged with pics from here. lol. Intrigued by the stinging nettle chitarra, even if you do reckon it was over-seasoned.

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    1. I definitely, definitely recommend checking it out! And I don’t think everyone will find it over-seasoned – I think I’m on the lower end of the salt tolerance spectrum.

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  2. Ramen Raff says:

    Dayum that pig jowl!

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  3. Loving all your pictures! Everything just looks so good :O

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    1. Thank you! It’s all really good – highly recommended!

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  4. Great review Sarah! We were here today and it was so good. 😀

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    1. It’s such a great spot! I’m going back again to try the 8-course degustation in a few days! 🙂

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