On Christmas Eve, Chef John Tesar will offer his annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at his new Knife Plano restaurant, at The Shops at Willow Bend. Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition derived from the Roman Catholic custom of celebrating Christmas Eve with a shared meatless meal before the midnight Mass. Since his days at Spoon, Chef Tesar has made this tradition his own by perfectly curating a fish and seafood meal for his guests.Continue reading
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We told you about chef Richard Triptow’s Feast of the Seven Fishes event he is hosting each night at Dallas Fish Market. This is a totally unique take on the event which would normally be a more Christmas Eve event. We expounded on the Seven Fishes here on Crave, go check this out. Continue reading
It seems the only time “fishes” is an acceptable word is on Christmas Eve, when Italians honor the tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, or as they say in the old country, “Esta dei Sette Pesci.” Seafood lovers go crazy for the fish bonanza, but how did it all start, and why?
Legend has it that the tradition started in southern regions like Naples and Sicily but is little known in northern Italy. Though many facts surrounding the feast are unknown, there are two definite truths: It’s about seafood and family. Continue reading
Join Chef Blaine Staniford on Tuesday, December 15th as Grace celebrates the holidays with a traditional Italian celebration of Christmas Eve with a seven-course meal in honor of the “Feast of Seven Fishes.” Originating in Southern Italy, the feast typically consists of seven different seafood dishes.
Guests will taste seven different seafood dishes such as Crudo of Spanish Mackerel with Castelvetrano Olives, Celery Leaves, Egg Yolk Bottarga & Pumpkin Seeds; Chatham Bay Cod Croquettes with Celery Root Remoulade & Meyer Lemon and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Macerated Huckleberries, Limoncello Sorbet & Almond Crumble.
Hand-selected wine pairings by Grace sommelier, Jenny Kornblum, will be available with each course. Reception will begin at 6:30PM followed promptly by dinner at 7PM. Reception at 6:30pm. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations. Cost is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity. Continue reading