Restaurant Riviera has been created according to the best traditions of Mediterranean cuisine. We have combined Italian, Spanish, French and Greek culinary tastes, but the restaurant serves also the best local and world’s product combinations, which reveal a variety of flavors to be matched to our wine list with more than 450 labels from all around the world.

“It was a great opportunity to get to know wines from both Italy and Virginia. The wines I liked best were the Viognier and Nebbiolo from Barboursville Vineyards, which accompanied the food perfectly! In general, though, all the wines offered their own style and enjoyment.”

Ivars Kalnins
Head Sommelier


Italian winegrowing on both sides of the Atlantic


Ivars Kalninš

Head Sommelier – Riviera

Reinis Sniedze

Sommelier – Biblioteka Nr.1

Janis Kalkis

President – President Latvian Somm. Association

Krists Freijs

Head Sommelier – 3 Pavari

Martinš Terauds

Head Sommelier – Ferma

Raimonds Tomsons

Head Sommelier – Vincents

Lotars Arends

Head Sommelier – 36 Lines

Linda Karpenko

Head Sommelier – Kolonade

Elina Indriksone

Restaurant Manager – 3

Juris Dukalskis

Chef – 3

Dmitrijs Sinkevics

Sommelier – Prego

Maris Rudzitis

Restaurant Manager – Kempinski

Eduards Jakuševskis

Owner – Riviera

I enjoyed every wine and every second of this Sommeliers’ Themed Lunch. My favorite pairing was the Chardonnay flight with layered avocado-mango salad.

Janis Kalkis
Latvian Sommelier Association