Friday, 20 May 2016


A house that celebrates all things Italian? Cocktails, pizza and arancini?

For the love of Italy (as it's so aptly named this year), this, my friends, is the House of Peroni

A month long installation along the canal in East London sees stripe-wearing men boating-in guests on gondolas; a flour-covered chef cooking pizzas in an outdoor oven; and of course some of the most delicious cocktails around, thanks to Peroni and their artisanal mixologists.

Orange plants hang from the ceiling and hanging jasmine ensures that the room smells heavenly, even when packed with chattering people.

One of the bars, hidden away behind blue-lit panels, was covered in plant life including the cutest little chilli plant ever.
I'm thinking that may be my next house plant investment.
If I can just keep this basil plant alive for longer than a week, I may treat myself.

Oh so that amazing cocktail that I'm holding (that you can kind of see). 
Um, yea, so that was UNREAL!!

Aperol, Peroni, bitter lemon, loadsa ice and a dollop of the most intense orange sorbet which melted down into the drink. Kind of like a Coke float (for those 90s babies around) but better. Actually just TOO good. And yes I will be attempting to re-create it this weekend.

So get yourselves down to The House of Peroni.
Entry is free! Yes free, people, so there's no excuse.

It's also along the canal so is even more picturesque that previous installations of the House. Cue many an Instagram moment.

You can also buy tickets for various Italian feasts, cocktail masterclasses and other delights on their website.

But yea, just go. 

Take yourself and a friend if you fancy (or find someone on Bumble...if you dare) and head down there. 
Grab a pizza and a beer and while away the evening, pretending to look cool and Italian, whilst actually, if you're anything like me, spilling beer down your front and having serious issues with the melted mozzarella #reallife.

Proud East
2-10 Hertford Road
N1 5ET
(closest tube, Overground to Haggerston)

Open: Thursday 19th May - Friday 1st July

Pics taken with iPhone6

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