Opening its door in May 2022, LUCE by Davide Giacomelli was launched at InterContinental Singapore following a global hunt for Singapore’s next culinary superstar by the luxury heritage hotel.
Responding to a culinary casting call that attracted the attention of over 200,000 hopefuls, Davide’s passion for Italian cuisine and thirst for adventure saw him beat almost 120 other chefs from around the world.
A namesake concept and a blank canvas on which to bring his ‘bistronomic’ (described to be a blend of bistro and gastronomic) vision to life.
The Italian native boasts over 13 years of culinary experience, including at several Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe. Chef Davide will be responsible for the daily operations of the hotel’s flagship restaurant, leading the team to offer an authentic Italian dining experience. Meaning ‘light’ in Italian, LUCE seeks to hine a spotlight on fresh, local ingredients, with a seasonal à la carte menu that will be refreshed on a quarterly basis.
Chef Davide is joined by Artem Viglione, who serves as Restaurant Manager. With a deep-rooted passion for the F&B industry, Artem has experience across Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore, where he has previously held roles at the likes of LAVO Restaurant at Marina Bay Sands and Da Paolo Restaurant & Bar at Dempsey.
We were invited to a dinner tasting at LUCE and these were the items we sampled:
Each course came with a paired wine, carefully curated by Chef Davide and his sommelier. We found the flavours of the presented dishes to be quintessentially traditional Italian fares, packaged with a modern look. I supposed this is the bistronomic approach that Chef Davide is looking to share – something that is seemingly casual like a bistro dish and yet also a gastronomical treat. The modern interpretation of the Tiramisu, the LUCE-misu is one fine example.
“It is an honour to take the helm of InterContinental Singapore’s flagship restaurant. I am grateful to the team for believing in my passion and vision, and giving me the opportunity to create something special for our guests while continuing the brand’s unwavering dedication to perfection.” Shared Chef Davide.
LUCE by Davide Giacomelli
Address: Level One, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore, 188966
Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Wednesday – Sunday:
Bar operates from 5:30pm for pre-dinner drinks
1st Seating 6:00pm to 8:00pm
2nd Seating 8:30pm to 10:30pm (Last order at 10:00pm)
GIVEAWAY with LUCE by Davide Giacomelli
To celebrate the opening of LUCE, we are partnering with LUCE to giveaway the following:
- 2 x SGD100 LUCE Dining Vouchers
- Valid for 3 months from date of issue. Other standard voucher T&Cs apply.
How to Participate
- Follow @InterConSin, @LUCEbyDavide and @alvinology on Instagram
- Like @alvinology’s Instagram post on LUCE and tag friends/family you would like to bring along in the comments
- Repost on IGS and tag @InterConSin, @LUCEbyDavide and @alvinology for bonus chances of winning