The Calabrese Maestros

The calabrese at Fiume restaurant in Battersea

Fiume presents: The Calabrese Maestros! An evening with the experts themselves, Salvatore Calabrese & Francesco Mazzei.

We invite you to join us for a Summer’s evening at Fiume for cocktails & cicchetti from the Maestros of Southern Italy, as Salvatore and Francesco join forces. For one night only, Salvatore will be taking over the Bar at Fiume, using inspiration from the finest ingredients sourced from the Amalfi Coast & Calabria… think spicy cocktails & the freshest of foods. These two are force to be reckoned with & this is set be a scorcher of an evening by the River.

The evening takes place on Tuesday 29th May between  6:30pm – 8.30pm, tickets are £35 and these can be purchased from the D&D Gift Shop. Tickets include 2 cocktails & a wide selection of cicchetti.

As one of the world’s leading bartenders, Salvatore Calabrese is an award-winning global powerhouse – a consultant for select brands, a sought-after judge for worldwide competitions, and former President of the United Kingdom Bartenders’ Guild.

Salvatore will be creating a Negroni Svegliato,  a twist on a classic Negroni made with coffee from an Italian Moka coffee pot, in ode to the morning Espresso that starts both his own and Francesco’s day. His second drink will be the Acqua Brillante, a popular new recipe from his bar Donovan at Brown’s Hotel. A twist on  the Gin and Tonic, made with a homemade gin distillation of Copperhead Gin, cacao, dried banana and Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, a liqueur produced with bergamot lemons from Calabria and tonic water.

Other drinks will be revealed on the evening alongside Francesco’s dishes.

Francesco Mazzei was born & raised in Calabria. He first opened L’Anima at the age of 34 where he showcase dishes from Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. In 2015, he left l’Anima to join D&D’s Sartoria creating a ‘temple of Italian cuisine’. In April 2017, he launched Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area in London he has made his home following this, Fiume was launched in November last year.

We look forward to seeing you!