Modern Piedmontese dishes at RIGO’ London

London is filled with hidden gems and on a quiet street in West London, close to Parsons Green Tube, is a gorgeous fine dining restaurant called RIGO’ London, which I was recently invited to, that specialises in modern takes on classic Piedmontese dishes, under the helm of Chef Gonzalo Luzarraga. He has a seriously impressive career history having trained under renowned 3 Michelin Star French chef Alain Ducasse and has worked in Michelin-starred establishments around the world.

The cuisine has influences from Chef Gonzalo’s heritage, which is a mix of French and Italian, as well as from some of his own travels in South America, Russia and Asia. I was excited to see what it would be like, having read many various reviews previously. As you walk in there is an open kitchen counter, where the chefs finish the dishes before they are brought to your table. It was fascinating to see how much patience and precision goes into plating the dishes and how fabulous they look!

RIGO London

You can choose to either go for a tasting menu or pick from the a la carte, which is what we did. Starting off with some delicious freshly made sourdough bread and anchovy butter, and refreshing ourselves with champagne, we peered through the menu items, making our decisions. Throughout the meal Federico, the GM and Head Sommelier, paired wines for our dishes and they were all absolutely spot on.

RIGO London

We chose to share some snacks, which were a selection of Snail, Mortadella and Tripe. I wasn’t brave enough to try the snail, which was made in a croquette form, but those around the table that did were pleasantly surprised by its flavours.

RIGO London

RIGO London

My starters was a Wild enoki
, which is a type of mushroom, and this was cooked with 48 month Parmigiano and black Alba autumn truffle. It had a similar texture to risotto and was absolutely divine and served in a gorgeous cup!

RIGO London

For mains I had a Risotto, made with 7 year rice Acquerello, black garlic and sea anemone. The black garlic gave a lovely sweet tangy flavour to the dish and it was a triumph! It was definitely a dish I would order again if I am back at RIGO’.

RIGO London

Other mains on the table included Fassona beef
 with Sake, shitake, soya, chicory and Stone bass
 with Cime di rapa, basque style salsa verde and black lime.

RIGO London

RIGO London

For dessert I throughly enjoyed a Modern white Bonet
, which is Amaretto, heritage coffee and merengue. SO good, and so beautifully presented.

RIGO London

Another popular dessert on our table was the Black Forest 
made with Fermented visciola cherries and flat peach, and with such stunning presentation.

RIGO London

To finish we were treated to some divine truffles but by this point I was so full! The meal was absolutely lovely, the presentation was exquisite, the service excellent and attentive and it really won’t surprise me if they get a michelin star this year! The flavours were so novel and innovative and I loved the culinary journey the entire meal took me through.

RIGO London

To find out more you can visit their website here.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of RIGO’ London and my meal was complimentary. All views and photos are my own.




About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Laura wrote:

    I love the presentation of all these dishes! I adore the sound of your starter!

    Posted 4.22.18 Reply
  2. We’re off to Piedmont again this summer, so this looks a great place to try out some more Piedmontese dishes. (in fact, I remember having bonet when I was out there – delicious!)

    Posted 4.22.18 Reply
  3. This meal just looked amazing!!

    Posted 4.25.18 Reply
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