Dans le cochon tout est bon.
Surely the masterminds behind House of Peroni & Bunga Bunga latest installation at L’Osservatorio are very familiar with this French proverb.
And they sure have proved it right with Il Porco: an Italian-style feast of all things porky.
Don’t be fooled by the grand, elegant surroundings.
Il Porco is truly a party where nobody will look at you weirdly for pigging out. Au contraire!
Bunga Bunga’s head chef Alexis design Naray has conceived an extraordinary three – course feast of pork delicacies to honour the noble and delizioso pig, served with Peroni Nastro Azzurro Alta.
More exciting yet, each dish is served with with an exclusive Peroni Nastro Azzurro cocktail.
Starting with the excellent Peroni Limoni.
Limoncello, peach liquor, lemon juice and Peroni, garnished with basil & cracked black pepper.
A wonder reminiscent of end-of-summer parties and one I fully intend to reproduce sooner rather than later!
Served alongside some Aperitivo classics such as pork scratchings, olives, salami & focaccia.
No matter how delicious all those are (especially the bread), make sure you save some stomach real estate, because you’re in for a real feast!
Nose-to-tail porky goodies everywhere you look!
Pig cheek arancini, slow-cooked shredded pork shoulder, garlic & rosemary pork medallions, pancetta-wrapped pork & apple sausages, slow-cooked sticky ribs, as well as the whole roasted porchetta.
Plus some pig fat roasted potatoes, aubergine parmigiana, celeriac remoulade & baby carrots for good measure.
Everything looks so good you won’t be able to wait to tuck in!
Piling it all up onto your plate will be a bit of a challenge, but one I was glad to take on!
The accompagnying Peroni Speziato (Peroni Nastro Azzurro with orange, fennel, black pepper & rosemary) was the perfect match for this feast!
Even though it’s quite a surprising cocktail, very unusual, savoury and aromatic, it worked really well with the pork (which I suppose is not that surprising since it was inspired by traditional Italian porchetta recipes)!
And when you think you can’t manage any more food or you might just explode, they bring out the brownies.
But not just any brownies. Bacon brownies.
Dense, caramelised and deeply chocolate-y. No matter how full you are, you have to try them.
Alongside came some cute little maple syrup ice cream cones.
On a gondola. #partygoals
With its subtle taste, it was the perfect sweet ending to a night of feasting…
And if you happen to drop yours onto your brownie… well, let’s say that’s the only time dropping your ice cream cone might lead to a very happy ending!
Il Porco will happen once a month, starting this December, at The House of Peroni L’Osservatorio, Bunga Bunga.
Surely the most Italian hog roast in London! Viva Italia!