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Salmon gravlax, prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella and vine-
ripened tomatoes, fresh prawns and Clevedon oysters are offered
with each glass of Peroni. Either a single serving for each person
partaking, if not a plate to be shared amongst 4-5 people.
Available Monday to Thursday, 4-6pm. (www.spqrnz.co.nz)
Pick your favourite from Farina’s snack menu, which includes
arancini balls, potato croquettes, wood-fired scallops, calamari
and beef carpaccio.
Available Monday to Friday, 4-6pm. (www.farina.co.nz)
3. NON SOLO PIZZA
Offerings from this Parnell favourite include mortadella
bologna, aged Parmesan, scugnizzi with tomato basil and mini
pizzas from their wood-fired oven to pair with your Peroni.
Available Wednesday to Friday, 5.30-7.30pm. (www.nonsolopizza.co .nz)
Every day of the week the team at Gusto serves up a huge
selection of aperitivo that includes zucchini fritters, croquettes,
canapes, pizzas and antipasti.
Available 7 days from 5pm to 7pm. (www.skycityauckland.co.nz)
The Remuera local offers any choice from their small plates
menu, which includes crispy polenta calamari, mussels gratin
and seared tuna loin.
Available from Tuesday to Saturday, 4-7pm. (www.remueralocal.co .nz)
Constantly rated as one of Auckland’s best pizza joints, Dante’s
in both Takapuna and Ponsonby Central offer a mini version of
their margherita pizza, a “margheritina”, complementary with
any glass of Peroni.
Available Monday to Friday, 3-6pm. (www.ponsonbycentral.co.nz)
PERONI'S PERFECT PARTNER: APERITIVO
CURRENTLY ON OFFER AROUND AUCKLAND!
establishing the concept of an afternoon aperitivo amongst visitors to
key Auckland hospitality hot spots, a pleasurable habit which is quite
new to New Zealand but a familiar practice if you’ve spent any time
For those not familiar with the celebrated Italian custom, aper itivo
is essentially a happy hour that comprises a complimentary offer ing
of savour y bites designed to accompany your after work bevy, in this
case Peroni Nastro Azzur ro. So popular is the after work tipple in Italy
that the customary snack-with-drink has mor phed into something
much more exciting than a bowl of fries or wedges. Locally, Auckland
purveyors of Italian food and drink like Ponsonby Road stalwart SPQR
have been offer ing a bevy of after noon delights ready to pair with
each glass of Italy’s finest beer.
“We’re really encouraging Kiwis to start adopting the Italian practice
of getting together to relax and socialise after a hard day’s work,” Admir
tells me, and the venues that are offer ing aper itivo around Auckland
have been carefully chosen not just because they are also Italian in
flavour, but roll out their own unique celebration of la dolce vita all
year round. He says that is was fantastic watching each of the chosen
restaurants create their own twist on the concept (detailed in our
sidebar), with some opting to deliver up a different partner for Peroni
every day of the week. “Kiwis work all day and then battle traffic to
get home, still stressed out,” says Admir. “The hope is that they will try
aper itivo and take more of an Italian approach to life, putting focus on
friendship and relaxation rather than just hard work.”
It also makes sense for restaurants to adopt the practice, as it
essentially drives foot traffic to their establishment at a time – and
often on a day - when things are really starting to quieten down. “Most
of the restaurants we are working with offer aper itivo Monday to
Thursday,” he explains, “when usually around five to six pm they are
looking at a few empty tables. It also gives patrons an excuse to catch
up and go out with people on a day that isn’t a Friday - why should
they save all the fun until then?”
Another initiative that Peroni has rolled out two years in a row now
is Cinema Peroni, an open air cinema exper ience whereby invited
guests get to view some of Italy’s most celebrated films under the stars
at unexpected inner city locations. The branding exercise has proved to
be an absolute winner for the beer brand, cementing their position as a
lager with largesse for those in the know.
“Everything that sur rounds Peroni is done perfectly,” concludes
Admir with a smile, “from the glassware to the pour, everything is
premium. I feel honoured to be a part of that.” n
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