I was recently lucky enough to have been invited to the launch event for the House of Peroni Residency, a pop-up venue inspired by Italian life inspired by Italy’s contemporary creators in design, fashion, film, food and drink.
Peroni invite you to stir your senses and indulge in the stories and experiences on offer such as food from Michelin starred chef Accursio Craparo, cocktails from Italian molecular mixologist Simone Caporale and bask in the creative genius of natural sculptor Rebecca Louise Law who has provided an amazing floral installation which really gives the venue a feeling of summer.
Inspired by the piazza – a space within the city that forms the heart and soul of Italian social life, The House of Peroni Residency pop-up is styled to be a metropolitan garden where you can meet friends and enjoy a range of good food and Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks whilst watching Italian movies or just relaxing in the lush outdoor space. You can also partake in the evening events which include mixology classes, granita making, cinema and street-style banquets.
On arrival at the venue my sister and I were in awe of the amazing contrast between the industrial warehouse space, the neon of the light installations and the extraordinary sight of flowers hanging from the ceiling – a truly impressive feast for the eyes. Soon after arriving we were offered a tall watermelon and coriander cocktail which accompanied us around the inside space whilst I admired the interior and browsed the pop-up Strazzanti shop who import specialist produce from Sicily (I recommend trying the caper pate and sniffing the coffee!).
We next explored the outdoor space which consists of an outside bar and seating dotted about between lush greenery and olive trees. Alas, the wisteria on the wooden terrace structure looked to be plastic, but certainly gives the garden a lovely feel. We were offered some canapes, a savory red prawn profiterole which my sister enjoyed very much, and were given one of the venues ‘outside’ cocktails – this time made with tequila and Italian gelato which you stirred together to make a very zingy citrus tequila cocktail which despite almost making my eyes pop out of my head due to the sourness, was delicious.
We really enjoyed our evening at the House of Peroni Residency piazza and I would really recommend it as a great summer venue for chilling out with friends with some great drinks and tasty food in a creative space. House of Peroni Residency will be open from 14th May-10th June at 152 Brick Lane, and there is no admission fee, so there’s no excuse not to pop down and take a look!