Isaac Carew and Francesco Mazzei host Supper Clubs at Radici


The Dirty Dishes comes to Radici with Isaac Carew and Francesco Mazzei


This autumn, chef and model Isaac Carew will be joining Francesco Mazzei at his Islington trattoria, Radici, for an exciting series of supper clubs. Over four dinners from October to February, guests will be given an exclusive preview of dishes from Isaac’s debut cookbook, The Dirty Dishes (March 2019), all cooked alongside renowned Calabrian chef, Francesco Mazzei.

Isaac’s father was a chef, and from a young age, Isaac was keen to follow in his footsteps. He trained at catering college and soon ended up working for some of the best chefs of the time, under Gordon Ramsay at The Connaught and at Cielo, Miami with Angela Hartnett. Modelling put a stop to Isaac’s chef career after he was scouted outside Selfridges; a moment that would lead to him being taken across the world working for fashion houses including Hermès. The Dirty Dishes marks his return to the world of food, with a book that draws both on classic dishes and his extensive travels to offer a collection of 100 delicious recipes.

The supper club series will launch on 9 October, with Isaac cooking up some of his favourite dishes from the book, such as Burrata and Beetroot Carpaccio and Dirty Lasagne. Francesco will also be in the kitchen, giving Isaac a helping hand and whipping up his classic Chicken Calabrese and Marsala Tiramisu to go alongside Isaac’s recipes.

The second dinner will be held at Radici on 6 November with the dates for January and February 2019 to be announced in due course. Tickets to the supper clubs are priced at £35 including a drink on arrival and a three course meal cooked by Isaac and Francesco. Guests will also have the option to pre-order a copy of The Dirty Dishes.

In spring 2017, Francesco Mazzei opened Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home. Radici translates as ‘roots’, and reflects the Calabrian and southern Italian cuisine of Francesco’s heritage, all served in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The kitchen at Radici is run by Head Chef Giuseppe Cafaro, who has been one of Francesco’s right-hand men for many years. Francesco is also Chef Patron of Sartoria on Savile Row and Fiume at Battersea Power Station.