You’ve got around another 6 weeks to enjoy a little slice of Italian nightlife at the Momenti Peroni pop-up bar on Victoria Street Darlinghurst.
The minimalist design is the work of Italian fashion designer and Peroni Ambassador, Antonio Berardi, who we met on his recent visit to Australia – where he announced the winner of the Peroni Young Designer Awards and launch aperitivo in Australia.
Aperitivo – essentially small servings of food with drinks – has a long history in Italian culture, and Peroni hopes to foster a similar culture in Australia. Momenti Peroni is its Australian introduction.
“It’s about meeting people, it’s about relaxing and it’s about eating,” Antonio explains. “It’s about people rubbing shoulders, it’s about being Italian and about people not being in cliques.”
The interior features white walls and minimal furnishings, with a few timber logs and an amazing lighting installation. “I thought there should be a feature – that feature is the Tom Dixon lights – I wanted it to feel kind of like bubbles, the impression of the bottle of beer,” Antonio says.
“I think it’s the people who inhabit the bar that make the bar, not how amazing this is because it costs this much and because that person designed it.
“It’s like parties: the best parties are the ones where people go away and they remember it because they had fun – to me that’s what it’s all about, it’s a much more Italian way of doing things, stripping it down to the basics.”
Along with a selection of Peroni beers there’s a range of wines and cocktails on offer to help you while away the hours surrounded by friends and good food.
The pop-up Momenti Peroni bar will be open until 19 December.