The traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes has long been celebrated in Italian households in South Philadelphia but now it has really broken through as a restaurant event. Check out the traditional and unusual takes on the feast being put together by some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.
Amis - On December 23rd, Amis will be preparing its rendition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, with seatings available between 4pm-5pm, 6pm- 7pm and 8pm-9pm.
Crystal Tearoom - Dom Giordano Hosts Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner on Monday, December 17th. The dinner will host local celebrities as well as a local choir.
Davio’s – On Christmas Eve, Davio’s will be offering a $75 menu of seven seafood courses will be available.
In Riva - On Sunday, December 23rd, chef Arthur Cavaliere will create his interpretation of the Italian holiday meal with a $75 per person, 7-course prix fixe menu, along with wine pairings.
Le Castagne - Chef Michael DeLone will be offering a $75 prix fixe Feast of Seven Fish dinner through December 24th.
Matyson – This week’s tasting menu at Matyson is dedicated to seven fishes in four courses for $45.
Meritage - From Wednesday, December 19th through Friday, December 21st Meritage is offering a Seven Fishes dinner for $39. An optional wine pairing is available for $24.
Noir - Chef Marco DeCotiis is merging his love of Bouillabaisse and the Feast of the Seven Fishes into a one special bowl at Noir. The special runs now through December 30th. Noir is also doing a traditional dinner of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve.
Panorama – Now through Sunday, December 23 rd, the Front Street Italian restaurant will be offering a four-course Seven Fishes dinner for $45. A 3 ounce taste of the sommelier’s Italian Islands wine pairings with each course will be served for an additional $30.
Sbraga – Kevin Sbraga’s Chef’s Counter will be offering up a special Seven Fishes menu now through December 28th. Hustle though, these seats always sell out fast.
Verdad – Chef Nick Farina has introduced a Seven Fish Paella featuring Spanish rice (calasparra), seasonal vegetables, a whole Maine lobster, and enough mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, calamari and salt cod to satisfy four hungry adults for $62!