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Feast of the Seven Fishes Dec. 21

Feast of the Seven Fishes Dec. 21

On Sunday December 21st, Toscano’s will offer the traditional Italian Christmas Eve celebration – the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  This tradition comes from Southern Italy (from whence came John’s grandparents and Joe’s great-grandparents), where it is known as La Vigilia, or The Vigil.  It commemorates the anticipation (Vigilia di Natale) for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus.  Why seven fishes, you ask?  One theory holds that the number seven is the most repeated number in the Bible; it appears more than 700 times! Toscano’s Feast of the Seven Fishes will offer seven seafood dishes to be served family style at each table.  Reservations are required for this event, beginning at 4:00.  Remember to bring a bottle of your favorite go-with-seafood wine.

First Course
Fresh Anchovies
Seafood Antipasta
Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
Smoked Tuna

Second Course
Linguine Aglio e Olio with Anchovies
Linguine with Calamari in Red Sauce
Penne in Vodka Cream Sauce with Crab

Third Course
St. Peter’s Fish Giacomo
Baked Baccala
Baked Eel
Fried Smelts
Eggplant Parmesan

Italian Cookies and Candies