Summer is once again promising a lot but unlike the EUROs we know one sure bet for a winner… Yes, The House of Peroni Residency has returned and is set once again to bring a taste of Italy to Shoreditch throughout the warm months!
The House of Peroni Residency has open its doors again this in London. Centred on the theme of ‘for the love of Italy’ (Amare l’Italia), the House will be a delectable homage to Italy and the stunning ingredients unique to the country’s rich landscape.
World renowned chef, Francesco Mazzei (Chef Patron of Sartoria in Mayfair and previously of L’Anima, London) is the Master of Taste for this Residency, creating an expansive menu of indulgent Italian dishes. Open to all, guests will be able to enjoy handmade gelato, wood-fired pizza, freshly made pasta and a selection of Italian antipasti. And the good news doesn’t stop there… for the first time The House of Peroni Residency will have a fully stocked Italian deli, selling the best Italian cured meats, cheeses, pasta and sauces to be consumed on site or to take home
Weekends to got a whole lot better too…
An Italian version of the British brunch will be served every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 3pm, accompanied by acoustic sounds from Italian-inspired bands and of course some of Italy’s finest with a twist, Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused citrus punch. Stand out dishes include Purgatorio (spicy baked eggs with njuda), Gratin di Asparagi (gratin of asparagus with duck eggs and Grana Padano), Mac e Carbonara (mac and cheese carbonara) (double yes!), along with the show-stopping Un Colpo All’Italiana – translated as the ‘Italian Job’ – a delicious Italian take on the full English. All dishes are perfectly accompanied by La Regina Mary (Queen Mary) – a new savoury expression of the traditional Bloody Mary, made with Parma ham!
Dinner more your thing?
A pre-bookable private dining event will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, where guests will be invited to sit together and enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast, inspired by the family gatherings Francesco grew up with in the southern Italian region of Calabria. The feast features his ‘Mezzogiorno’ signature cooking style and includes an impressive array of antipasti dishes, including Salame all’Anatra (home cured duck salami with cherries), Battuta di Salmone (a salmon dish, akin to a tartare) and Insalata di Carciofini (artichoke and pea shoot salad). Melt in the mouth, tortellini filled with the softest burratta is followed by liquorice-cured baccala (salt cod) and magnificent roasted lamb. Dessert is a fragrant Crema al Bergamotto (bergamot cream) served with cherries and a selection of handmade pasticcini (fine Italian pastries). Nailed it.
Francesco commented, “The plethora of beautiful ingredients unique to Italy have long inspired me to create sumptuous menus inspired by my love of Italian Feasts. The ritual of family gatherings and local celebrations that are so integral to Italy’s heritage will be celebrated this summer at The House of Peroni Residency and, as the Master of Taste, I am pleased to share the ‘Mezzogiorno’ style of enjoying life with our guests.”
Tickets to the decadent Italian feast in the private dining room will be available to purchase for £65 per person + booking fee from Thehouseofperoni.com.
Simone Caporale returns to The House of Peroni for the second year running as the Master of Mixology. Inspired by his love of Italian ingredients and the passion he holds for the Italian way of life, his drinks reflect the daily rituals and beauty of life in his home in Lake Como. Simone has created a menu of Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks that will appeal to everyone’s taste – reinvigorating Italian classics, such as the Aperol Spritz served with zesty orange sorbet and a green olive, and the Negroni, which will be served five ways from a dedicated bar. Simone brings his creative magic to the menu with innovative and fun serves, with the Citta della Seta (featuring fig liquor, chinotto and bergamot) and Baba’ Goloso – or the ‘gluttonous baba’ – a refreshing and delicious tribute to the Italian Rum Baba’ with a cherry twist.
“I’m delighted to be returning as the Master of Mixology for The House of Peroni this year and I have enjoyed experimenting with some of Italy’s freshest ingredients – drawing upon my love of classic Italian cocktails, playing with flavours balanced perfectly by Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s subtle bitterness and signature crisp, dry finish. The latest infusions are inspired by the Italian way of life, the unique style and the importance of aperitivo.”
The fun is on at Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH until 1st July with the following opening times…
Monday – Tuesday: closed
Wednesday to Friday: 5pm to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 10 pm
No admission fee. 18+ only