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What: RIGO'

In a nutshell: Fine Italian/French dining in Fulham from a Michelin-starred chef

Summing it all up: After training under Alain Ducasse and earning Michelin stars in top European restaurants, Gonzalo Luzarraga is now bringing his expert skills in high quality Italian/French food to Fulham’s New King’s Road, in a luxe new restaurant that’ll be spread across three rooms.

 

The low-down

Fulham is set to be the home of a new fine dining restaurant called RIGO', that’ll serve up high quality Italian/French food using uncommon ingredients and unusual flavour combinations.

The restaurant's ‘kitchen without borders’ aims to encompass more than just traditional Italian recipes and will reflect the culinary background of chef Gonzalo’s Luzarraga, who’s already earned several Michelin stars in Europe, and is opening the restaurant with Francesco Ferretti. On the menu, there’ll be visible influences from the French border where Gonzalo grew up, from his travels in South America, Russia and Asia, and from the restaurants he’s trained in, which includes Alain Ducasse's Le Louis XV.

The six course signature menu will feature:

  • Sea urchin with bagna caoda, quail egg and fermented milk
  • Tomato tart with Heart of Camone, stracciatella barese and verbena extract
  • Spaghettoni dei fiori;
  • Plume of Cinta Senese with oyster, scallop coral and pastinaca
  • Monkfish with lime selz, capers, courgette and cucumber
  • Porcini brûlé; chestnut cream with black sesame

Matching wines and an additional supplement of bone marrow, Osietra caviar, porcini and bonito dashi will also be on offer.

If you don’t want to go the whole hog with the Signature Menu then there’ll also be an A la Carte comprising of four courses plus snacks, which will feature other dishes like seven year aged risotto Acquerello with black garlic and sea anemone, as well as a smaller lunch menu.

The restaurant looks like it will be a grand affair, built into an old Victorian building with huge windows, gold lettering, with proceedings spread across three rooms and an open kitchen in the centre, behind a terrazzo counter and a small bar.

On the drinks front, there’ll be changing classic cocktails from Federico G Dadone, including a rather nice sounding Royal Aperol Spritz, with Champagne, vermouth and a pomegranate and basil tonic, as well as plenty of rare and not-so-rare wines from Europe and beyond.

 

More about RIGO'

Where is it? 277 New Kings Road, London SW6 4RD.

When does it open? Mid-July 2017

How do I book? Booking will open in late June, call 02077513293 or email info@rigolondon.com

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on @rigo_london.

 

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