Lûmé Looking Glass

Lûmé + MKA + WeNeverSleep

Using virtual reality technology, we’re taking guests on an immersive dining journey of multi-sensory proportions. See the kitchen through the eyes of a chef; smell the sweet, citrusy fresh air of a Yarra Valley orchard; and feel the breeze brush past your cheeks as you’re whisked back to reality – amidst a bustling restaurant service.

Known for his rather unique approach to fine dining, Chef Quade is giving festival attendees a taste of the Lûmé psyche with his Meyer Lemon Tree. And a VR headset. And a shipping container in a field.


This show takes place partly outdoors, partly indoors, partly in your imagination.

Tickets start at $60

Nov 2016
Lûmé, for Taste Melbourne

Veronica Fil
Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Shaun Quade

Tobias Manderson-Galvin | Lemon Seller
Shaun Quade | Himself
Sage | Herself
Orlando | Himself


SHAUN QUADE | Lûmé Head Chef

Unrestricted by the rules of formality, Shaun Quade has never been tethered to tradition. “I can’t really fit my style as a chef into a region, or a discipline or a cuisine…it’s more a constant, restless evolution. Once I create something, I always feel the need to create something better.”

Starting out young, Shaun formed his skills in the kitchens of acclaimed Australian restaurants such as Quay, Biota and Royal Mail, where he earned a reputation as a pastry wizard. As he refined his craft over the following years, Shaun’s involvement in the creative process has gained widespread recognition within the hospitality industry and led to the opening of his first restaurant, South Melbourne’s Lûmé, at the age of 32.

Known for his interdisciplinary and open-minded approach to modern cooking, Shaun is not just fascinated by what’s presented on the plate. He’s inspired by the process it took to get there, and how that translates into providing a multidisciplinary, sensory experience for Lûmé’s diners.


Lume Looking Glass was first presented as part of the Taste Festival Melbourne
in partnership between MK-Alpha, We Never Sleep, and Lume Restaurant