As we say goodbye to one iconic Adelaide venue, Sparkke At The Whitmore; a new eating and drinking setting is born, Luma Restaurant And Bar – and it’s already an icon in the making.
Illuminating North Terrace from inside the existing Playford Hotel, Luma is the centrepiece of a multi-million dollar upgrade to the five-star boutique accommodation.
The refurbishment sees an elegant Art Nouveau style paired with a modern twist. It’s a place where you can transport your mind and soul to an era from yesteryear, while not losing yourself in a New York daydream with no return – safety first.
The element which really takes Luma to new heights in terms of the Adelaide hospitality scene is the magnificent 800 metre, handcrafted lighting sculpture. The unique art piece sets the tone with intricate luminosity and debatably sees Luma take the crown for Adelaide’s most beautiful restaurant and bar.
Take a look at the refurbishment – gob-smack incoming.
Luma’s restaurant is overseen by award-winning Executive Chef, Kevin Martel. His fabulous share-inspired menu is a love note to European dining. Its bold flavours, colours and locally sourced organic ingredients, are prepared using both classic techniques and interpretive cooking methods.
A glance at the dinner menu includes: Uraidla leek croquette with shaved Grana Padano; gin cured Port Lincoln kingfish with pickled beetroot, creme fraiche and beetle juice cracker; and 200G/400G 36° south beef fillet with organic Kangaroo Island lentil ragout and Desiree pomme puree.
In terms of libations, the bar will be managed by celebrated mixologist, Gregory Perrot, noted for once having created a $2,000 cocktail.
Chef Kevin Martel shares, “I am genuinely excited by Luma and the culinary journey we have in store for our guests which will showcase the best of South Australian produce.
“The Luma experience will be something special and unforgettably distinctive, energetic and inspiring,” Kevin concludes.
Luma Restaurant And Bar will be open to serve you from breakfast through to dinner and beyond – it’s the place with the time frame for any occasion.
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