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Sins of the Flesh - The Erotic Dinner


An Evening Feasting with the First Celebrity Chef
At the Century Club - Soho W1

Saturday 18th March 2023 from 7:30 pm

Antonin Carême (1783-1833) was the original celebrity chef, who cooked for Napoleon, The Prince Regent, the Tsar of Russia and the first French Rothschilds. He was also the first chef ever to become rich and famous, publishing cook books which revolutionised the way we eat and cook to this day. As well as being one of the founding fathers of French gastronomy, recording recipes that became classics a generation before Escoffier, Carême changed British culinary history too, cooking at Carlton House - George IV's town residence on the Pall Mall - just a stone's throw from the Century Club.

Join us at the Century Club, as Carême’s only English language biographer Ian Kelly - also the creator of the TV drama series on Carême currently in pre-production in Paris - takes you on a mouth watering tour of Carême’s life and legacy. The Century's head chef Charlie Boyce will pay homage to Carême by recreating some of his most famous dishes. Each course will be intertwined with a narrative about the life of Carême. A veritable feast for the eye, stomach and brain.

Tickets £60 - please click here to purchase

What's included:
Three course dinner
A compelling narrative to the supper by Ian Kelly
Live opera entertainment with soprano Isabelle Atkinson

’The best food needs the best storyteller.’ Careme

Ian Kelly
A Londoner currently living in Los Angeles, Ian Kelly is a multi-award winning historian, screenwriter, playwright and actor. He is a familiar face from stage and screen (Harry Potter, The King's Man, The Pitmen Painters). Previous works include the biographies of Casanova, Beau Brummell and Vivienne Westwood as well as the West End comedy Mr Foote’s Other Leg, starring Simon Russell Beale. His non-fiction works have all been adapted as either film, theatre or in one case ballet (Casanova) and his biography of Carême, Cooking for Kings, is in pre-production in Paris as a major tv drama.

Current works include a new play about Shostakovich and Stalin, and The Rothschilds, a TV series Ian is co-writing with Julian Fellowes.


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