Chef Modesto Fabregat brings Michelin Star dining to Rioja In Glasgow

Rioja Finnieston Glasgow Michelin Star

Four Day Gastronomic Spanish Showcase Set For Rioja Finnieston

Michelin-starred chef Modesto Fabregat is taking over Glasgow Spanish restaurant Rioja, in a gastronomic four-day exchange this Sunday, 22nd October until Wednesday, 25th October. (Click here to see what we had last time we visited Rioja) 

Inspired by modern Michelin dining and local produce, Modesto is bringing his extraordinary style of cooking from Valentia into the Finnieston restaurant in collaboration with Rioja head chef, Luis Urrutiabeaskoa.

The eight course tasting menu will feature dishes that reflect the best of Scottish and Iberian produce.  The menu includes beetroot cappuccino with truffle infused organic yolk alongside west coast langoustines as well as seasonal foraged mushrooms, suckling pig, Galician blond pig cheek and red tuna tartare.

Rioja Finnieston Glasgow Michelin Star

Speaking of the Michelin Takeover, Eduardo Fernandez Blanco, operations manager of Rioja and the Rotunda Restaurant Group said:

“Pushing boundaries in flavour is what our chefs set out to do every day. They’re inspired by their surroundings and their Spanish heritage. In Rioja and in Spain, food is a way of life. It’s in our blood. We always try to reflect our culture and passion in our dishes and we’ve worked hard to create an exclusive menu for Glasgow to enjoy.

Rioja Finnieston Glasgow Michelin Star

Speaking about the menu, Toni Carbajosa, co-founder of The Rotunda Restaurant Group continues:

“Our team is passionate about flavour. We’re passionate about produce. And we’re passionate about creating unforgettable food experiences. With the return of Modesto to the Rioja kitchen we are once again looking forward to transporting our guests to the beautiful corners of Scotland and Spain through extraordinary flavours and exciting dishes.

“If you joined us last year, you’ll know how special this exclusive pop event was. Don’t miss out, join us for a dance through Iberian autumn and intoxicating seasonal flavours inspired by modern Michelin dining.”

Rioja Finnieston Glasgow Michelin Star

The eight-course tasting menu is priced at £65pp and is available on the evenings from Sunday, 22nd October until Wednesday, 25th October. Matched wines are available.

To book a table please contact Javier via email; or call 0141 334 0761


Rioja 1116 Argyle Street ,Glasgow 


Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th October 2017





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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