In 1882, the wine venture led to a successful meeting between Achille Ferrari, a carpenter specialized in wine barrels and Antonio Perini, a young farmer and vine grower from Val d'Arda. Today, the new generation led by Massimo Perini, has brought Perini & Perini wines into the new Millennium.
Their vineyards are at an altitude of 250 m above sea level, all positioned in the hills surrounding Piacenza. This territory is made up by ancient origin lands that give freshness and minerality to their wines while the rigorous principles they tenaciously follow during the wine production process guarantee that each wine will express the best characteristics of the territory of origin.
That is why Ponti's Italian Kitchen is proud to work with them, so proud in fact, that we've named our Perini & Perini bars after the winery that helps us bring the true Italian wine taste to our UK clientele.
Salumificio La Rocca stands on the slopes of the Piacenza Apennines. The salumificio begun its journey in 1963, the same year Ponti's made its debut in London.
It is recognized as one of the best custodians of the tradition of Norcia (where the ancient ways of curing meat were born) in the Emilia Romagna region, thanks to the experience of its masters of salume (curing meat), which is now fused with the use of modern processing and seasoning techniques.
Salumificio La Rocca has been awarded the prestigious European DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) award for its Coppa, Salame and Pancetta Piacentina products.
Their quality products are a staple of some of PIK's most popular dishes such as the Affettati Misti board and our Spaghetti Carbonara.
The Iemmi family boasts a centuries-old tradition in the production, processing and marketing of PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO.
The family genealogy starts from the late 1700s to the early 1800s. These deep roots have infused the new generation with a scrupulous respect for tradition and they continue producing high quality artisan parmesan cheese to this day.
The production location is part of the "golden triangle" of the typical area, located in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Bologna. Here the milk receives the most detailed attention and is subjected to the strictest European and worldwide quality controls.
La Madoninna has been supplying us with Parmigiano - Reggiano for over 7 years and the quality of their exceptional product is evident in our pasta dishes; We hope you will agree.
From Italy with passion, Lavazza has over 120 years' experience in the art of blending the perfect cup of coffee, inspired by Luigi Lavazza's initial journey of discovery in 1875.
The family-run business, now in its fourth generation, has always stayed true to the pillars of Lavazza tradition, ensuring every Lavazza cup has the mark of true Italian quality and taste.
Lavazza is more than just a quality coffee and having served Italy's most iconic Italian coffee brand for over 25 years we consider it represents everything that's great about our homeland; style, innovation and outstanding taste!
Our own label Olive Oil and Balsamico is bottled by a man who has Olive Oil running through his veins instead of blood! Its pleasure and honour for us to work with Danilo Manco and his company The Olive Oil Co.
He explains how it all began... It all started in my early days thanks to my grandfather. He loves olive tree like it was a "family member". I remember once when I was a kid and harvest arrived I used a wooden stick to get the olives off the branches as it was quicker with the result of him going mad at me and when asking the question "why?" the answer was simpler than I could think of, "now imagine that I will do the same on you, how would you feel?"
Very true "Nonno", you never did that to me but what you have done is giving the passion that you had for the wonderful and ancient product.
Today I still look at the olives flowers during spring and at the actual olives during harvesting with the same emotion and little grin that I vividly remember your expression did.
Thank you "Nonno Pasqualino"