The latest House of Peroni Residency hits London this May, bringing a month-long celebration of the very best of Italian culture to our city. Inspired by the Italian Piazza – the space within the city that forms the heart and soul of Italian social life – The House of Peroni Residency is heading east and transforming a space in Brick Lane into a metropolitan garden teeming with food, drink, music and more.
The Residency brings together a new generation of creative talent from the worlds of Italian food, drink, fashion, art and design. These include Michelin starred chef, Accursio Craparo, who will be temporarily leaving his restaurant in Sicily to bring his unique perspective on Italian cuisine to London, and award winning Italian molecular mixologist, Simone Caporale, Assistant Head Bartender at The Artesian Bar at The Langham Hotel.
The House of Peroni Residency will feature a stunning dining experience which takes diners on a journey through the daily rhythm of the Italian Piazza; from the early morning birdsongs to the evening aperitivo. In addition there will be multiple bars offering a menu of highly inventive Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks influenced by everything from the architecture to the flavours and scents of Italian piazzas. We have recipes for you to try yourself here.
Guests will be able to enjoy immersive installations by natural sculptor Rebecca Louise Law who has created a stunning floral installation which will provide guests with a sensorial experience, through sight and smell, of the Italian summer. Italian light artists Luminarie De Cagna will be bringing their incredible installations to The Residency and weave their magic throughout the space creating layers of light using thousands of multi-coloured bulbs.
The Residency will also feature a range of unique and immersive events and experiences which guests can book places on including:
Science of Mixology – Making the ordinary extraordinary, this immersive masterclass uncovers the tips and tricks behind molecular mixology. Led by Residency mixologist Simone Caporale, guests will learn how to change liquids to solids, foams and jellies and use them to enliven any classic cocktail. Includes a complimentary Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
Sapori Di Sicilia – Experience the tastes and aromas of Sicilian-inspred street food every Friday night, courtesy of the finest modern Italian artisanal traders. With authentic contemporary Italian food inspired by the beatiful region of Sicily, the same inspiration behind The Residency menu, enjoy delicious piadina and other delicacies while enjoying the terrace. And in case eating like a real Italian wasn’t enough, try cooking like one; Michelin-starred Residency chef Accursio Craparo’s hand-selected favourite ingredients used in his very own menus are available to purchase at The Residency’s Strazzanti shop.
Culture of Coffee – Coffee is more than a beverage to Italians, and the practice of drinking it more than just a habit. Guests can enhance their experience at the caffè as they learn about the culture of coffee in Italy, and are exposed to a bespoke menu with innovative blends and tastes from coffee partner Caffè Molinari in association with Stella Coffe & Tea.
La Dolce Granita – Indulge your taste buds at The House of Peroni’s granita bar. From Florence’s take on the classic dessert – an iris flower and violet creation topped with gin – to an icy saffron syrup hailing from Milan, Residency mixologist Simone Caporale has created a menu inspired by Italy’s greatest cities. This little taste of Italy will be sure to transport you to sunny days by the coast.
The will also be a private cinema experience, Cinema All’Aperto, showing iconic Italian films throughout each week which guests can book spaces to online.
From Thursday 14th May until 10th June guests are invited to explore the transformed East London space to eat and drink and enjoy the Piazza experience, or attend one of the unique events, scheduled weekly and booked in advance at www.thehouseofperoni.com/events
The House of Peroni takes up residence at 152 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU from 14th May, closing 10th June.
Reservations for the restaurant and tickets for the events are bookable via The House of Peroni website from 1st April www.thehouseofperoni.com