From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Dzirnavu iela 31, Riga
- Phone: +371 266 05930
- Web: rivierarestorans.lv
- Seats: 110
La belle vie, Côte d’Azur-style
It’s big and boisterous, and perfectly Mediterranean, transporting you directly to the crowded streets of Nice. The décor is typically bistro-chic. There’s jazz and blues oozing out the loudspeakers To get into the mood as fast as possible, start with the classic combo of oysters and champagne. There are eight varieties, from sweet, French Pèrle Blanche 2, to rich Umami 3s from the coast of Ireland. Continue with the time-honored theme: flawless beef carpaccio–– sliced thin, with a decadent helping of fois gras, plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle oil and capers––this is a prime example of a well-balanced dish. Elegant, albeit less than bright citrus notes dress up an array of ceviches, from tuna, pike perch and shrimp, to salmon and squid. The bouillabaisse is good enough to be served in the harbor of Marseilles. Fast and very responsive service, easy to like-dishes––this is what makes Riviera so successful. Keep in mind: the portions are relatively large, so don’t be greedy and over-order...
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