Jupiters Hotel & Casino officially opened the doors to its first-ever outdoor dining venue, Cucina Vivo, a 240-seat restaurant with an outdoor terrace that overlooks the casino’s newly-renovated pool.
Jupiters Hotel & Casino managing director, Geoff Hogg, said Cucina Vivo has already been hugely successful since opening the indoor restaurant component in December, with popularity expected to pique with the newly opened outdoor balcony.
“Cucina Vivo draws on traditional Italian food culture which is all about celebrating good company, great food and beautiful surrounds.
“The addition of an outdoor terrace creates a venue ideal for groups to come together over food and wine and enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast weather.”
The restaurant, which also features a 12-seat private dining room, is open for dinner seven days from 5.30pm and lunch on Saturday and Sunday from noon and is available for group bookings and corporate lunches.
The centrepiece of Cucina Vivo is a two-metre long wood-fired oven, with Jupiters’ own pizzaiolo at the helm.
Award-winning firm Luchetti Krelle was commissioned to design the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and is also responsible for the design of Kiyomi, Jupiters’ new Japanese restaurant, Fat Noodle at Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane, and Momofuku Sieobo and Adriano Zumbo at The Star in Sydney.
Luchetti Krelle director and designer, Rachel Luchetti, said: “We are celebrating the beautiful Gold Coast climate by blurring the lines between inside and out. We have also played around with the use of stone including travertine and marble to create strong architectural elements within the space”.
Cucina Vivo is part of Jupiters’ $345 million transformation, which includes a new six-star luxury hotel tower and an array of contemporary restaurants and bars.