Veranda is back for another year.
The sun is finally shining again after a shaky start to summer, and there’s only one place calling for a post-work drink and bite to eat.
Culto has announced that its Italian Aperitivo Terrace named Veranda will be returning for its second year.
Announcing the news on Instagram, the popular Italian eatery announced:
“Our @verandaleeds is back for another summer season! #Meanwood, we have some big news! Don’t make any plans for this weekend. The weather looks promising so we’ve decided not to wait any longer and open for a trial run this weekend!
“Come join us at our beautiful Italian Aperitivo Terrace from 12PM until 9PM this Saturday and Sunday – no bookings needed. Expect all sorts of fancy Italian cocktails (if you haven’t tried our frozen Limoncello granita last year – it’s a must!!! ), antipasti, sharing platters, lots of new specials and good vibes only”.
Inspired by the bold colours and seaside of the Amalfi coast, Veranda is the summer pop-up from Culto Meanwood, perfect to soak up all of the summer sun.
Last year, the sun trap was open weekdays from 5pm and midday at the weekend, with post-work drinks and light bites both available until until 10pm as long as the sun is shining – but this weekend is just a trial run, open Come join us at our beautiful Italian Aperitivo Terrace from 12PM until 9PM this Saturday and Sunday.
If you’ve ever dined at Culto, you’ll be able to imagine the fresh smell of cheese, meats and bruschetta across the veranda as you while away the evening, Limoncello cocktail in hand.
Feast your eyes on sharing platters and graze on homemade focaccia. We’re guessing based on last year’s options, expect Burrata cheese balls, cherry tomatoes, Parma ham and a selection of Italian antipasti, designed for either two or four at a time, with vegan alternatives for those dining on a plant-based diet.
Cocktail-wise you’re spoilt for choice. There’s frozen cocktails perfect for a hot summers afternoon in both Italian favourite flavours: Limoncello and Aperol Spritz.
There’s Italian-inspired drinks aplenty, like the La Dolce Vita Spritz is a concoction of Malfy Gin con Arancia, prosecco and limonata, Limoncello Martinis and staples like Garibaldis and Campari Spritz ready to transport the senses to the coastline.
Naturally Peroni and Birra Moretti make it on to the drinks list alongside a considered wine menu and proper coffee choices too.
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The area is also available for large groups, though there’s no bookings, everything here is on a first come first served basis.
For more information, including how to grab yourself a seat on the new Veranda from Culto, visit the dedicated Veranda Instagram page.
Feature Image- Veranda