Bvlgari Hotel & Residences London opens new restaurant, ‘Rivea’ by Alain Ducasse
Inspired by the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea London at Bulgari Hotel & Residences offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting with informal service. The menu of small plates incorporates the classic flavours and vivid colours of the Riviera, with a focus on simple flavours and the best ingredients mainly sourced within the British Isles.
Head Chef Damien Leroux has spent more than 10 years under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse in Provence and Monaco, sharing his passion for ‘La Cuisine du Soleil’.
Renowned Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners has created a light, airy and glamorous room with sea-blue and white pearlescent themes that directly reference the French Riviera. The adjacent private dining room seats up to 12 guests and provides an intimate space for a bespoke experience.
The wine list, created by Alain Ducasse Wine Director Gérard Margeon and Head Sommelier Sam Heathcote, features small, artisanal and upcoming producers alongside iconic winemakers. It is very much a reflection of the menu with a focus on wines form Provence, Corsica, the South of the Rhône Valley and the French & Italian Riviera.
‘I am delighted to bring RIVEA to a culinary scene as vibrant as London. The restaurant encompasses the essence of my cuisine, interpreted by my passionate young Chef Damien.’ Alain Ducasse