One of my favourite things about the arrival of the Summer is undoubtedly the change in food. Restaurant menus suddenly become a whole lot more interesting and plates become more colourful and vibrant!
Italian cuisine is one of my favourites all year round but when the temperature is a tad warmer there is simply nothing better than some freshly prepared pizzas and a suitable beer to accompany the flavours.
The kings of Italian beer, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, have recently launched Peroni Ambra, an exciting brand new drink. Inspired by the classic Italian aperitivo, Peroni Ambra combines crisp and refreshing Peroni Nastro Azzurro and the sharpness of Italian Chinotto – a rare citrus fruit, grown and harvested in the region of Liguria, North West Italy.
To mark the launch they have opened a fantastically photogenic pop up; The Somerset House Terrace presented by Peroni Ambra, serving up the finest in authentic Italian cuisine alongside their new and unique creation – a great place to visit with friends for a couple of pre-drinner drinks in true ‘aperitivo’ fashion!
There’s something about sipping on an ice cold beer when the sun is shining that’s quite special and Peroni Ambra really hits the spot. It has a unique flavour with the freshness of chinotto combined with the citrus of the orange peel – in my opinion a great bittersweet alternative to sugary Summer cocktails and the ideal pre-dinner drink.
There is a great array of authentic Italian cuisine on offer, from stone-baked pizzas and freshly prepared salads to sharing platters and Italian snacks.
My personal highlight was the Pizza Ortolana, with tomato, mozarella, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and oregano – simply one of the best pizzas I’ve eaten in London! Another ‘must-have’ is Carasau e Formaggio – a combination of Italian soft cheese, mixed herbs and crunchy ‘Carasau’ bread.
Head on down to the Somerset House Terrace this Summer to taste the rare and authentic Peroni Ambra, open until September! Be sure to book in advance as it can get rather busy on sunny evenings – you can find out more here.
Where are you favourite lunch spots for when the sun is shining?
*This post was written in collaboration with Peroni, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.*