Want to set a new holiday tradition? Why not borrow a page from the Italians with the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Known as La Vigilia in Southern Italy, the dinner typically takes place on Christmas Eve with a seven-course dinner featuring fish and seafood dishes, especially salted cod, smelt and calamari. Here, a look at four restaurants serving up this feast in Las Vegas.
ARIA — On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day beginning at 5 p.m., Herringbone’s Feast of the Seven Fishes features yellowfin tuna and hamachi crudo for $24, littleneck clams for $21, Pt. Judith calamari for $21, Dungeness crab and avocado salad for $20, swordfish for $26, Madagascar prawns for $32, and market price lobster. . [EaterWire]
THE CROMWELL — Giada De Laurentiis serves her take on the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Giada with a tasting menu, beginning with a antipasti platter of lobster arancini, fritto misto, and insalata di rinforzo. Then comes lemon prosecco risotto with shrimp and lobster, stuffed branzino with spaghetti squash and chestnuts, and grilled lobster on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. [EaterWire]
CAESARS PALACE — Rao’s Feast of Seven Fishes menu features a variety of seafood specials from chef de cuisine Fatimah Madyun including baked clams oreganato, seafood salad, blue crab & corn chowder, seared halibut, lobster pot pie and more. [EaterWire]
VENETIAN — B&B Ristorante has a Feast of Seven Fishes Misto di Mare dinner platter on Dec. 24-25. The dish features a platter of seven seafood compositions created by executive chef Brett Uniss, including cold smoked sturgeon with mustard seed vinaigrette, pickled onion and horseradish; baccala fritto with garlic fonduta; monkfish liver with radish salad and meyer lemon purée; scallop crudo with tangerine and olio nuovo; smoked trout roe with sunchoke panna cotta and truffle jus; kusshi oyster with green apple granita; and calamari with pancetta vinaigrette or $50 per person.