With temperatures dropping and nights drawing in, the sun terrace at Alderley Edge hotspot Piccolino has been transformed into a chic chalet for the winter months.
A huge teepee has been erected outside the Italian restaurant on London Road in the Cheshire village adorned with twinkling fairy lights creating a doubt chalet where guests can enjoy dinner and drinks.
Guests step through into the chalet from the existing winterised terrace, with soft white fairy lights strewn around every beam providing a welcoming glow.
Social distanced tables are dressed to impress, with tall candelabras, autumnal floral displays and glassware inviting guests to settle in for the evening, while a large central fire pit promises to keep the seasonal chill at bay.
For guests looking to enjoy a drink, the seated bar area, sponsored by Laurent-Perrier, is just the space, offering chalet chic style with low wooden benches, high stools spaced around prominent wooden barrel tables and soft sheepskin throws.
Laurent-Perrier branded blankets and bobble hats will also be available, with a wealth of champagnes available by the bottle and the glass.
Speaking on the launch of the Chic Chalet, Giuseppe Esposito, General Manager at Piccolino in Alderley Edge, said: “Piccolino is well recognised for providing exceptional food in a beautiful and stylish setting.
“This summer we excelled and brought a little extra taste of the Mediterranean to Alderley Edge with our beautiful piazza. Now, this autumn, we are proud to bring a taste of the Italian Alps with our incredible Chic Chalet.
“Now, more than ever, we are all appreciating special time with our loved ones. With the Chic Chalet we have created a new beautiful and seasonal environment, in line with all necessary safety requirements, in which guests can enjoy those important moments.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and inviting them to enjoy a little escape from everyday life.”
Launched this week, the chalet caters for 100 guests, with dining for 60 and a seated bar area accommodating a further 40. All seats are spaced to ensure the perfect social distance, with restaurant bosses saying the welfare of all guests and the Piccolino team the restaurant’s number one priority.
Tables are allocated for two hours with a maximum table size of six guests, subject to government guidelines. All advance bookings require a £10 per head deposit with guests encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.