News Bites: Lux Lucis Set To Reopen With Exciting New Tasting Menu This March

22 Feb 2019
2 min read
Welcoming guests after a four-month closure, the reopening will feature an incredible new 13-course tasting menu filled with exceptional produce from across Italy.

Forks at the ready for this exciting reopening. Lux Lucis, home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of chef Valentino Cassanelli, will be welcoming guests once again from Friday 15th March 2019.

Following a hugely successful 2018, the award-winning restaurant will return with a new tasting menu, titled “On the Road Via Vandelli”.  This year, the creative dishes aim to transport guests on a gastronomic odyssey from Modena, Valentino’s hometown in Emilia-Romagna, over the Apuan Alps to Tuscany’s coastal town of Forte dei Marmi.

The origins of the modern Via Vandelli date back to the 18th century – it was the first road in Europe to be provided with inns, taverns and staging posts. In honour of this, Valentino has created a 13-course menu celebrating this unique passage, treating gourmands to exceptional culinary art.

The experience focuses on the very best of regional produce from land-locked Modena, up and over the mountain pass and down into the lush hinterland of Forte Dei Marmi and out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Only the freshest, finest and most delicious ingredients will be featured.

The annual four month winter closure, has gifted Valentino and his kitchen brigade the time to travel, research, develop and refine dishes, working together to create a menu that heralds and celebrates the beginning of spring. In addition, the sommelier team lead by Maître Sommelier, Sokol Ndreko have worked in tandem with Valentino, further developing the drinks pairings, not only with wine but cocktail combinations too, introducing Nocino, a liquer made from walnut shells and aged over eight years and that most ancient of alcoholic beverages, Mead.

In recent years, Lux Lucis has undergone huge refurbishment, transitioning from the ground floor to the rooftop of the main hotel. Guests can now enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree views of the mountains and sea, as well as the perfect platform to enjoy the unique sculptural art of Korean artist, Park Eun Sun. In addition the open, show kitchen ensures a front row seat into the stage that is the theatre of the chefs during service and this year, greater emphasis will be placed on tableside trolley service, enhancing the dining experience even further.

Bring it to life
When: Reopening 15 March 2019. Lux Lucis will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 7:30pm until 10pm, and for dinner daily from 1st July until 1st September
How: To find out more and reserve your table, please visit