During the Eastern weekend I went to check the new 'Vita al fresco' terrace transformed into a stylish al fresco veranda at the fifth floor terrace of Harvey Nichols, in collaboration with House of Peroni to bring an injection of Italian spring style into London.
I enjoyed a mixture of delicious plates of Italian aperitivo perfect for sharing and complimented by sumptuous Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks. The aperitivo menu has been designed by the critically acclaimed co-owner and creative director of Bottega Wapping, Lorenzo Di Francesco. The dishes are all influenced by classic Italian street food but enhanced to give a rich depth and complexity of flavour. The chefs use the highest quality seasonal ingredients and ensure they are served in their purest form.
The drinks menu has been created by award-winning master mixologist Simone Caporale from The Artisan Bar at the Langham hotel. The highly inventive Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks are inspired by outdoor living and have been specifically created to compliment the food menu. The drinks contain unusual and fragrant ingredients such as bergamot and juniper as well as an abundance of fresh citrus fruits, berries and superfoods. Both can be enjoyed throughout the day and evening underneath a canopy of fragrant Italian flowers.