House of Peroni
In typical fashion the start of London Cocktail Week saw the end of a balmy Indian summer and the onset of wet and windy conditions more befitting a British autumn. So, what better place to head off to after collecting my snazzy London Cocktail Week wristband than the House of Peroni in Lincoln’s Inn?
Here, for one month only, in a beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse, the famous Italian brewers have invited a bunch of very creative types to envision and recreate the style, fashion, flair and cuisine of Rome with a series of themed rooms over four floors. They’ve even created a formal Italian herb garden at the front, which was looking a little forlorn in the drizzle, but which will, I’m sure, blossom when the sun reappears.
They say all road lead to Rome but my road obviously led me straight to the bar – or bars as there is one on each floor. Along the way there were some exquisitely stylish rooms to admire. I’m no art critic, but the various geometric shapes, light shows, glass-blowing, sculpture and exquisite paper cut trees quite took my breath away.
So much so that I had to sit down, not once, but twice, and recover over a Peroni based cocktail. The first floor bar treated me to a deliciously refreshing VII hills infusion of Peroni Nastro Azzuro, lemon curd and spearmint, the second introduced me to the Nerone, an equally enticing blend of Peroni, chilli and passion fruit.
It may have been cold and grey outside, but inside I was living la dolce vita. The House of Peroni is open this October only at:
64 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
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