Rivea restaurant

London / United Kingdom / 2014

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Rivea is the new restaurant from chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse, who has chosen the Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London as the setting for his informal restaurant inspired by the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence. At the new, 82-seat restaurant, Ducasse is cham-pioning the talents of his protégé Alexandre Nicolas, who has worked with him for more than ten years and who shares his passion for the Riviera’s fresh and healthy cuisine. Alexandre is at the helm in the kitchen and has developed a menu of small plates that expresses the flavours of the Mediterranean palate through the Ducasse culinary philosophy.


The elegant yet laid-back dining room has been designed by noted Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners. A display of produce, showcasing some of the chef’s favourites, brings colour to the room. Jars filled with preserved lemons, artichokes and pasta sit next to fresh vegetables, grissini and breads whilst homemade chocolate and hazelnut biscuits wait to be gifted to the diners at the end of their meals.


Renowned Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners has created a space of breezy, laid-back elegance which captures the beauty and relaxed nature of the Riviera. The restaurant retains a sense of light, space and a decidedly calming nautical character thanks to its soothing tones of blue and pearlescent cream. An undulating hanging curtain made from shimmering silk channels the gently lapping motion of the Mediterranean sea, while polished wooden floors, pillars and wall panels hint at yacht-chic.


A mixture of tables and seating, from chairs to sofas and banquettes give the room an interesting and informal energy. A private dining room seats up to 12 under chandeliers of blue glass lotus leaves seemingly floating in the air. The space offers privacy and gives guests the chance to experience Rivea’s cuisine with a feast of dishes specially selected by the chef.


 

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    Rivea is the new restaurant from chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse, who has chosen the Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London as the setting for his informal restaurant inspired by the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence. At the new, 82-seat restaurant, Ducasse is cham-pioning the talents of his protégé Alexandre Nicolas, who has worked with him for more than ten years and who shares his passion for the Riviera’s fresh and healthy cuisine. Alexandre is at the helm...

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