I have been lucky enough to visit quite a few different countries during my lifetime up until now. When it comes to Europe, there are so many incredible places that I have been and so many more that I need to visit but Italy always stands out as one of my favourites. The food, the culture, the language, the landscape… everything about Italy is beautiful and rustic, not to mention delicious! If you also share my love for this wonderful country you might be interested in Harvey Nichols’ (in Manchester) latest venture. The House of Peroni is bringing its own Italian style to Harvey Nichols this Autumn. Between 9th and 13th November, The House of Peroni will be hosting a series of drinks masterclasses and food experiences all based on the theme ‘Amare L’italia’ which means for the love of Italy.
I went along to their preview night to see what this line up had to offer. We got to experience one of the sessions called ‘For the love of Negroni’. This is an interactive experience where you get to taste a menu of five different Negronis which are all based on Peroni Nastro Azzurro. We were given a very insightful talk about the 5 different concoctions and how they aspire to bring out the subtle bitterness and signature, crisp and dry finish to the Peroni Nastro Azzuro in different ways. The five different drinks all looked so beautiful, ranging in colour from quite a striking red right through to a softer, pale yellow.
Each drink tasted so different and was infused with different flavours making them all so unique. I personally loved the Negroni Bianco which incorporated Baby Oear, Floc de Gascogne Black, Amaro Blacks Notes and White Port along with Peroni Nastro Azzurro. I think I loved this drink because it was slightly sweeter than the others.
The workshop was brilliant and we got to taste all five drinks and then they made our favourite one for us to enjoy. If you are keen to go along to this then it will be on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November from 6pm to 9pm, costing £15 per person.
The other experiences available during this series of masterclasses include:
- For the Love of Pasta – Learn how to make pasta from scratch with experts, Burro e Salvia. Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th November, 6pm – 7.30pm. £30 per person
- For the Love of Negroni – Get yourself familiar with five delicious Negroni serves to recreate your favourite. Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November, 6pm – 9pm. £15 per person.
- Il Banchetto – Tuck into a five course banquet created by renowned chef Francesco Mazzei. Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th November, 7pm – 10pm. £65 per person.
- Brunch with a Punch – Indulge in a full Italian brunch menu created by Francesco Mazzei. Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November, 11am – 3pm.
Call 0161 828 8898 or email second email@example.com to book onto one of the sessions. Alternatively you can speak to a member of the Second Floor team in store.