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Feast Of The Seven Fishes

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Consisting of at least seven seafood dishes, the Feast of the Seven Fishes – also known as, La Vigilia or The Vigil – is a massive feast celebrated on Christmas Eve. Historically speaking, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is an ode to abstinence, a Roman Catholic tradition whereby meat, milk, or animal fat can not be consumed on Saturdays, eve’s of specific holy holidays, and during Lent.

Popular among many Italian American families today, the feast’s origins can be traced back to  Southern Italy, where warm coastal waters provide a sustainable food source year round.

Chef de Cuisine, Jason La Iacona, will take us on a journey down the Sicilian coast line to enjoy a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here through our Eventbrite page!

Course One – A Tasting of Florida Shrimp

Herb-Butter Braised Rock Shrimp

Sweet White Shrimp Tostada with Salsa Verde

Royal Red Shrimp with Marie Rose Aioli

Course Two – Smoked & Cured Treats

Hickory Smoked Mackerel with Vinegar Glaze

Molasses Smoked Salmon Crostini with Maple Cream Cheese

Salt Cod Fritters with Lemon Aioli

Course Three – Salad

Grilled Octopus with California Olive Oil, Stewed Sweet Peppers and Arugula

Course Four – Pasta

A Ragout of Olives, Capers, Anchovy and Mussels tossed in Tagliatelle

Course Five – Roast of Reel Caught

the Season’s Best Sustainable Fish, Roasted and served with Broccolini

and Lemon-Tasso Beurre Blanc

Course Six – Cioppino

A Stew of Clams, White Fish and Scallops in a Southern-inspired Tomato Broth,

garnished with Asparagus and Torn Bread

Course Seven – Tiramisu

Espresso-soaked with Sweetened Mascarpone and Cocoa

 Drink Pairings

Lamberti Prosecco, D.O.C. Veneto, Italy

Bouchard Pere & Fils Chardonnay, Bourgogne, France

Barone Fini Pinot Grigio, Valdadige, Italy