Vincents Restaurant located on Elizabetes
Street, just outside Riga's Old Town, is the creation of English
chef Martin Ritins. After twenrty five years of cooking all
around the world - in Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Canada and Great
Britain - Ritins moved to Latvia, his parents' original home.
He wanted to open a western-style restaurant in Riga that
was quite a difficult task in the country recovering from
the "bloom of socialism". But due to his inexhaustible enthusiasm
and energy, the restaurant named after Vincent Van Gogh was
opened in 1994.
Now it is a popular restaurant famous
not only for its exquisite cuisine but for the number of celebrities
that have dined here as well. People who visited the restaurant
include Elton John, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Carden,
Jose Carreras, Pierre Richard, Montserrat Caballe, B.B. King,
King of Norway Harald V, Paco Rabane and others.
The menu offers a wide range of dishes
of French, Italian, Mexican and Latvian cuisine that can satisfy
any refined taste.
The restaurant is composed of two
dining rooms, outdoor patio and bar. Recently Vincents Restaurant
has undergone some renovations, involving extensive redecorations
and a better ventilation system.
Address: Elizabetes St., 19
Phone: 371-7332830, 371-7332634
Working hours: 11:00-24:00