It's just been announced that The House of Peroni is making a triumphant return to 1 Dame Lane this month and we can't help but feel excited at the prospect of all that Italian food.
The residency will run from Thursday, May 25 until Sunday, June 4, and it's returning to its rooftop spot at 1 Dame Lane.
The House of Peroni "showcases Italy and contemporary creators who are inspired by Italy", according to the award-winning pastry chef Aoife Noonan, who contributed to this year's menu.
Noonan teamed up with Michael Ryan of the ever-popular Dublin Pizza Company to devise the menu for this year's residency, under the guidance of renowned Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, who's been the chef patron at Sartoria restaurant in London’s Mayfair district since 2015.
The residency's theme is Gusto d'Italia, the flavours of Italy, but when asked if there will be an Irish element to the dishes being served, Noonan said,
"Ireland has fantastic produce, and in Italy their mantra is about using the ingredients that are around you, so the ethos is similar. Francesco is very supportive of this, so the menu will be a fusion of Italian inspired dishes with Irish ingredients".
"I think there is a great variety of authentic and contemporary Italian restaurants in Dublin," according to Noonan. "Italian meals are all about conviviality and sharing and this will be evident in our pasitcinni menu at The House of Peroni, which is built for sharing and enjoyment".
Noonan and Ryan chalk the thriving local Italian food scene down to Irish's people's love of simple food made well.
We know you people love your brunch and the folks at The House of Peroni realise that too, with their early menu including Carbonara Mac & Cheese/Mac & Mushrooms, Soft Polenta With Sausage Crumble & Quail Eggs, and 'The Italian Job' (an Italian take on a Full Irish).
Cicchetti (small side dishes) will be served all day for the peckish, including Crocchette di Pasta Prosciutto e Piselli (pasta, cooked ham and peas croquettes), Fried Baccalà fillet, and Panzerotti.
As you'd expect from any Italian event worth its salt, there will be pasta and pizzas galore — including classics and dishes that have yet to be revealed (which is always intriguing).
If you've got something of a sweet tooth, there's an assortment of cakes and gelato that you can also look forward to. We're particularly excited about a dish which Nooan promises will make an appearance at the event.
"I am a bit biased here, but I am genuinely excited to present a ricotta, strawberry and balsamic gelato at The House of Peroni. This flavour combination was inspired by a recent trip to Rome. Smooth creamy ricotta, paired with summer strawberries, with a quirky twist of balsamic, is something completely new and unique. I can’t wait for people to try this".
Or if you like your sweet things in liquid form, guests can also choose from six Peroni infusions on the menu, specially created for the residency by Peroni's global brand ambassador, Federico Riezzo, alongside Peroni Nastro Azzurro draught, Classico, Piccola and Gluten Free.
The House of Peroni’s restaurant is taking a limited number of early dinner bookings for sittings at 6pm or 6.30pm each evening and brunch bookings at 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. To make a booking, contact [email protected]. Walk-ins to the restaurant will also be accommodated as much as possible, on a first come first served basis.
You can also learn how to make these dishes in your own home by attending one of a series of ticketed masterclasses in the Art of Pizza, Pasta, Aperitivo and Dolci. Tickets are selling fast and can be found HERE.
When asked what we should expect from the residency, Ryan said,
"Great food, great local chefs, great drinks. All on a rooftop in the centre of Dublin. What’s not to be excited about?"
The House of Peroni is open to the public at 1 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 from Thursday, May 25 until Sunday, June 4. Over 18s only.
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