We are so pleased to present our
Feast of the Seven Fishes
the Italian tradition typically celebrated on Christmas Eve,
from December 18th to December 24th.
$45 per guest
Baccalà in Bianco | Salted Cod Salad
Pesciolini Fritti | Fried Smelts
Lumachine di Mare | Marinated Snail Salad
Calamari Saltati in Padella | Pan Sautéed Calamari
Linguine alle Vongole
Linguine with Local Little Neck Clams, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Wine, Garlic
Pesce e Gamberi
Local Flounder with a Lemon Caper Sauce
Baked Stuffed Shrimp and Broccolini
Historically, Christmas Eve in Italy was a day for fasting, avoiding meat and dairy all day, to later enjoy a cena di magro or “light dinner,” often incorporating fish. This tradition dates back centuries, and was particularly important in the Southern part of Italy, known for its abundant seafood. Wholly embraced by Italian-Americans, the Feast of the Seven Fishes has been elevated to an evening-long parade of dishes in which at least seven types of seafood are served, a custom thought to represent the number of sacraments in the Catholic Church. Regardless of the historic religious symbolism, the focus of the meal is to gather family and friends together to celebrate the holidays and enjoy delicious food.
*We do not offer any other pre-fix menus when serving La Vigilia*