Socca Seasons: Max Rocha, Jackson Boxer, Ben Marks and Margot Henderson to host one-off supper clubs at Mayfair bistro

Three is the magic number: Claude Bosi, left, with Ben Marks and Jackson Boxer, right (Press handout)
Three is the magic number: Claude Bosi, left, with Ben Marks and Jackson Boxer, right (Press handout)

Beginning in November, Mayfair restaurant Socca will host a series of seasonal supperclubs on Monday evenings, with four of London's most celebrated chefs, including Jackson Boxer and Margot Henderson.

The upmarket French-Mediterranean bistro — which opened as a project between Claude Bosi, the two-starred chef, and celebrated restaurateur Samyukta Nair — will first welcome Max Rocha to the kitchen, on November 20. Rocha, who is best known for fashion-favourite Café Cecilia, will partner with Bosi to cook a four-course menu dedicated to white, black and Perigord truffles.

Following Rocha will be Orasay's Jackson Boxer, who on January 22 will put together a menu built around his speciality, British seafood. Among other things, Boxer's menu is set to include Dorset clams, langoustines, oysters.

Perilla chef Ben Marks then cooks on February 26; his offering is designed around Menton lemons. The timing is a nod to the Fête Du Citron, the annual French carnival celebrating Menton's citrus fruits, which has taken place every February since 1875. The festival is famous for its floats, which are made up of oranges and lemons.

Though other guest chefs may follow, for now the final partnership will be with Margot Henderson, the co-founder of Rochelle Canteen and The Three Horseshoes pub in Somerset. On April 15, Henderson and Bosi will cook up an asparagus menu.

Tickets for all of the evenings will cost £45, though remarkably for an extra £10, guests can get a wine pairing. Socca owner Nair, who also operates Jamavar, Bombay Bustle, MiMi Mei Fair and Koyn, said of the series: “Socca champions seasonality, and we’re so excited to bring the season’s best for our patrons to enjoy.”

“These are all chefs I admire greatly, and it’s a privilege to be able to cook together at Socca,” added Bosi. “I love seasonal ingredients; they are all so full of potential which is why we’ve centred whole menus around them.”

Socca, 41A South Audley Street, W1K 2PS,