Finish & Feast
Finish & Feast are proud to present Musette by Tom Aikens, showcasing some of the amazing recipes from Tom's superb repertoire that has been influenced by his stellar culinary career.
Tom's interest in food began at a young age thanks to an abundance of fresh produce growing in his family garden and holidays in the south of France. This began an amazing journey through some of the most famous kitchens in the world, including Pierre Koffmann's La Tante Claire, Joël Robuchon in Paris and at Pied-à-Terre. It was in his second stint at Pied-à-Terre as head chef and co-owner that Tom became the youngest chef to be awarded 2 Michelin stars at the age of just 26.
A key theme in Tom's cooking has always been a focus on quality ingredients and their provenance, and it was this focus that underpinned the menu at Restaurant Tom Aikens that opened in 2003 and was awarded 1 and then subsequently 2 Michelin stars a few years later. After a stint away from the London restaurant scene pursuing ventures around the world, Tom has recently returned with his new fine-dining restaurant Muse to much fanfare.
Finish and Feast is proud to work closely with Tom to bring this experience directly to your plate at home. Enjoy a taste of Tom’s food around the UK.
Born in Calabria, the home of ‘Nduja in southern Italy, Francesco Mazzei developed a passion for food as a child baking bread and making pasta with his mamma and nonna in the family kitchen.
Having worked in top restaurants in Rome, and having been inspired to travel and learn English, he moved to London to work at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. He then returned to Rome to take up a position at Michelin-starred Eden Terrazza.
He opened his own restaurant, L’Anima in 2008, which showcased dishes from Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. A keen advocate of Southern Italian specialities, Francesco also advises the Calabrian government on how to promote their artisan produce around the world. He is credited with single-handedly bringing ‘Nduja to the restaurants and dinner tables of Britain.
After seven years at L’Anima, in June 2015, Francesco joined Sartoria in Mayfair as chef patron as well as launching his first cookbook Mezzogiorno: Southern Italian cooking. He continues to regularly appear on TV shows including Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef, where he showcases his love of Calabrian cooking.
We are delighted to be bringing Francesco’s dishes to you, so you can enjoy a taste of Southern Italy around the UK.
Finish & Feast Dishes
We also offer our own Finish & Feast dishes inspired by the best seasonal ingredients available from our amazing suppliers.
We love to hear from our customers with suggestions about what they would like to see on future Finish & Feast menus. So contact us at email@example.com with your thoughts.
We regularly change our menus to make the most of seasonal produce as well as introducing new chefs to the Finish & Feast a la carte menu.
Previous menus from top chefs include:
Tom Aikens - Ricotta・Short Rib ・Chocolate Mousse
Thomas Frake - Scampi・Ox Cheek・Fondant
Ruth Hansom - Sea Trout・Lamb・Nemesis Cake