Interior designer Tina Kamchatnova drew inspiration from the style of contemporary international megalopolises in creating LUCE restaurant — a new concept on the Moscow dining scene.
LUCE is an exclusive brand, brought to Russia by the Italian winery Frescobaldi. The Frescobaldi family’s fame stretches back more than 700 years and is closely connected with Italian and Tuscan history, art and culture. The family has been producing wine since the 14th century. Its best-known trademarks are Montesodi, Mormoreto, Castelgiocondo Brunello, and Luce.
The LUCE restaurant is part of the Companies of Arkady Novikov Group. The restaurant’s menu offers Italian, Japanese and Russian dishes by head chef Alexander Ibragimov. In the spacious dining hall with its tall display windows, the sun always seems to be shining — and what better way to accentuate the restaurant’s name, as LUCE means «light». A designer illumination system featuring 72 lights adds pizzazz to the space.
In the restaurant hall, the combination of wine cabinets, a fireplace and Art Deco divans creates a unique atmosphere. The cafe serves as the lounge zone, with soft velvet armchairs, Chapurin Casa sofas and a bar.
Young and creative chef of LUCE Alexander Ibragimov began his career in 2002. He worked as a chef in the well-known restaurants in Moscow.
In 2008, an internship in a French Restaurant Le Moulin de Mougins (2 Michelin stars) and Café De Paris under the direction of Chef Al's Perk.
An important event in the professional life of Alexander Ibragimov was when he became acquainted in 2008 with Arkady Novikov.
The Chef opened projects "Gusyatnikoff" and BOL'SHOI and is currently head of the restaurants kitchen at LUCE.