Ciao bella! Renowned Kilkenny restuarant transforms into new pop-up market
Award-winning Kilkenny restaurant La Rivista is adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic. The popular local eaterie has transformed its Parliament Street restaurant to a pop-up market and, from tomorrow, will be selling its quality Italian produce and seasonal dishes directly to customers.
The new pop-up market, which opens from 11am Friday to Sunday, will sell La Rivesta’s house-made dressings and sauces, fresh pasta dishes, soups, freshly baked ciabatta breads, ciabatta pizza slices served hot or cold to take away.
La Rivista will also give customers the opportunity to enjoy a ‘Take Home Dinner of the Day’ as well as seasonal fresh organic vegetables from Riversfield Farm and take out Teas & Coffees and desserts.
The restaurant says Customer safety will be “a high priority” and that in order to operate in line with Health Safety Authority (HSE) safety guidelines just four customers will be allowed at a time, and for a maximum of 10 minutes.
Proprietor Jennifer Quinn said of the new venture:” Like so many restaurants at this time, we realised we had to reinvent ourselves in order to continue trading and also to engage and connect with our customers. We are very excited to open our pop-up market on Friday with a new offering and give the people of Kilkenny an opportunity to enjoy our best loved produce and dishes again.
“We will continue to operate our daily take out menu from Monday – Sunday from 5pm. We look forward to welcoming both new and existing customers from Friday!”
Jennifer also welcomed the recent arrival of chef Ger Dunne to La Rivista. She added: “Ger will be working behind the scenes bringing some exciting new dishes to our customers in our take out, heat at home menus this weekend.”