Spanish star to shine in Glasgow

MICHELIN-starred Spanish chef Miguel Angel Major is spearheading a brand new food offer at Rioja restaurant in Glasgow.

Major, who has worked at Spain’s El Bulli and Sucede restaurants and recently moved to Glasgow, has combined traditional Spanish tapas staples with his own contemporary creations for the new menu at the revamped 60-cover Finnieston eatery.

“Our food will constantly evolve and have no borders – a one-of-a-kind celebration of produce, with flavours that showcase innovative techniques while maintaining respect,” he said.

“I simply can’t wait to get started.”

Restaurant co-owner Tony Carbajosa described Major as “a master of his craft”.

“Rioja has always been able to provide a concept that showcases the most authentic Spanish dishes made with both Iberian and Scottish ingredients, and with the appointment of Miguel, we believe that we can challenge the preconceived ideas of fine dining and offer a lively casual dining tapas restaurant and re-establish Rioja as one of Glasgow most innovative food and drink destinations,” said Carbajosa.