When chef told me a few months back that he wanted to do La Festa Dei Sette Pesci I got all giddy. Here we are with Christmas just around the corner and the feast has become a reality!
Drawing off the old Southern Italian tradition of not eating meat or dairy on Christmas eve, the Italian-American community has made it a relgion in itself. And with Chef and both I having Italian roots it seemed only natural to offer such a feast.
Join us on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th as we replace our regular tasting menu with a FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES. The price will remain the same at $55 and $35 for wine pairings. And OH did I have fun pairing wines with this one! Check out the menu:
Peconic Bay Scallop Crudo with Shaved Fennel, Orange and Bottarga
NV Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Lombardia
with Scungilli, Five Lilies and Pickled Chilies
2012 Traverso Colli Orientalli fi Friuli DOC Ribolla Gialla Friuli
Baccalà alla Vesuviana
Salt Cod with Bucatini, Tomato, and Capers
2013 Ciu Ciu Marche IGT Passerina Les Marche
Seared Mahi Mahi with Oysters, Mussels and Lobster in a Tomato Brodo
2010 Anima Libera Etna Rosso DOC “Vigna Favazza” Sicily
Torta di Formaggio con Nutella
with Whipped Cream and Apple Butter
Menu designed by Executive Chef James Kelly