An Italian Hog Roast feast at Il Porco

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.

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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!

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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.

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More exciting yet, each dish is served with with an exclusive Peroni Nastro Azzurro cocktail.

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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!

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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!

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Nose-to-tail porky goodies everywhere you look!

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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.

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Everything looks so good you won’t be able to wait to tuck in!

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Piling it all up onto your plate will be a bit of a challenge, but one I was glad to take on!

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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)!

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And when you think you can’t manage any more food or you might just explode, they bring out the brownies.

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But not just any brownies. Bacon brownies.

Dense, caramelised and deeply chocolate-y. No matter how full you are, you have to try them.

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Alongside came some cute little maple syrup ice cream cones.

On a gondola. #partygoals

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With its subtle taste, it was the perfect sweet ending to a night of feasting…

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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! 

 

 

An Italian Hog Roast feast at Il Porco

Where to next? | My Top 7 Travel bucket-list

When you’ll be reading this, I’ll be on a plane on my way to the US (follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to & keep your eyes peeled for loads of travel blog posts! 👀).

This last-minute US trip has proven to me that dreaming a bit too big can sometimes be a good thing and has opened a world of possibilities for the the future. So I thought it was only fitting to look forward to it and share my top 7 travel dreams with you today! (all pictures’ sources can be found on my Travel Pinterest board!)

1. AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaI know it’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but OH MY GOD it’s so pretty and I want to see koalas and kangaroos and eat all the street food (I blame Masterchef on this one) and click a billion pictures! 🐨 🐨

2. Greece

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceThere are ruins, white walls, salt water and every single shade of blue, so it’s pretty much my idea of paradise!

3. ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyI had this crazy idea of touring Italy on a Vespa the other day and it’s simply too good not to become true. Plus pizza and pasta and mozzarella! #3TimesYes

4. ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaI went to Sweden (Stockholm + the Dalecarlia region) for my 18th birthday and left just as obsessed as I was before. The landscapes are amazing so I’d love to see more of them!

5. PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruMachu Pichu & Titicaca were amongst my favourite words as a kid and seing all those bright colours are definitely not changing my mind. Also, pet Llama anyone?

6. BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinI am weirdly fascinated by the mix of history and modernity in Berlin. Instead of getting rid of its ruins, Berlin built upon them and it ultimately made it the European capital of coolness and I can’t wait to visit!

7. LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonFrance is the culinary capital of the world, and Lyon is the culinary capital of France, so I really don’t see how this one could disappoint me (or anyone else really).

What countries/cities are on your travel bucket-list? Any I should definitely add to mine? 

Where to next? | My Top 7 Travel bucket-list

My ultimate travel bucket-list

{Day 9074 – US-bound and forever wanderlusting}

As you read this, I’m on a plane on my way to the US.

If anything, this (sort of) last-minute US trip has proven to me that dreaming a bit too big can sometimes be a good thing and has opened a world of possibilities for the future. So I thought it was only fitting to look forward to it and share my travel bucket list with you today! (all pictures’ sources can be found on my Travel Pinterest board!)

1. Australia

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaI know it’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but OH MY GOD it’s so pretty and I want to see koalas and kangaroos and eat all the street food (I blame Masterchef on this one)!

2. Greece

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceThere are ruins, white walls, salt water and every single shade of blue, so it’s pretty much my idea of paradise!

3. Italy

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyI had this crazy dream where V & I were touring Italy on a Vespa the other night and it’s simply too good not to become true. Plus pizza and pasta and mozzarella! #3TimesYes

4. Scandinavia

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaI went to Sweden (Stockholm + the Dalecarlia region) for my 18th birthday and left just as obsessed as I was before. The landscapes are amazing so I’d love to see more of them!

5. Peru

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruMachu Pichu & Titicaca were amongst my favourite words as a kid and seing all those bright colours are definitely not changing my mind. Also, pet Llama anyone?

6. Berlin

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinI am weirdly fascinated by the mix of history and modernity in Berlin. Instead of getting rid of its ruins, Berlin built upon them and it ultimately made it the European capital of coolness and I can’t wait to visit!

7. Lyon

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonFrance is the culinary capital of the world, and Lyon is the culinary capital of France, so I really don’t see how this one could disappoint me (or anyone else really).

What countries/cities are on your travel bucket-list? Any I should definitely add to mine? 

My ultimate travel bucket-list