The Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Bruschetta was the first dish I was lucky enough to sample and, I don’t use the word ‘lucky’ flippantly here… it was quite literally the nicest bruschetta I’ve ever tasted in my life, the tomatoes were absolutely bursting with flavour, balancing the black garlic perfectly for a ‘dance in your mouth’ combination. I urge you not to miss this when ordering!
Next I tried the Crab and Courgette Flower which was made up of picked Castletownbere crab dressed with crème fraiche, herbs and preserved lemon with deep fried tempura courgette flower. Not only was this dish so incredibly light and full of flavour, it was also beautifully presented for those of us with a penchant for photographing our food before diving in!
Next up to try from The House of Peroni’s epic menu was the homemade Tagliatelle with Roaring Bay Mussels, this dish hit the spot for me on so many level; it was comforting, it was filling and both textures and flavours were beautifully balanced. An absolute must for pasta lovers.
One of the lighter menu offerings which I know a lot of you are going to be excited for is their oysters; Dooncastle Oysters, to be specific, dressed to perfection with Sicilian lemon, olive oil, black pepper and sea salt. Oysters are a real crowd-pleaser, the perfect accompaniment to a drink if you ask me so I’m delighted to see that The House of Peroni are offering them on all menus.
The final dish of many that I was lucky enough to try from The House of Peroni’s menus was a dessert worth waiting for; Poached Peach, poached in Peroni Ambra with sweetened mascarpone, smoked almonds and caramelized white chocolate.
It’s honestly hard to put into words just how delicious this dessert really was, how it managed to be light but still full of flavour, how incredibly well the Peroni Ambra syrup paired with the peaches so, I’ll leave it by saying that if you visit The House of Peroni and don’t finish your experience with dessert (or start it, no judgement!), you’re missing a trick.