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 six restaurants serving up this feast in Las Vegas.Read More
Where To Celebrate The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Las Vegas
Known as La Vigilia in Southern Italy, the dinner typically takes place on Christmas Eve
1. Masso Osteria
The Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes at Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort features Assaggini to start, followed by a multi-course menu that includes hamachi crudo for the first course, chilled octopus salad and butter-poached Alaskan crab for the second course, cauliflower and lobster salad, and pasta al pomodoro for the third, gnocchi and diver scallop for the fourth, and salted caramel budino for dessert. The special dinner menu will be available for $95 per person.
2. Trevi Italian Restaurant
Trevi at the Forum Shops at Caesar will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. This signature cioppino is loaded with a variety of seafood favorites, including halibut, sea bass, black cod, shrimp, scallops, crab, calamari, and topped with a rich tomato soup. The specialty dish is available only on Christmas Eve and will cost $36.
Rao’s at Caesars Palace’s Feast of the Seven Fishes menu features a variety of à la carte seafood specials from chef de cuisine Fatimah Madyun including baked clams for $19, warm octopus salad for $21, lobster fra diavolo made with a half-pound of Maine lobster for $40, pan-seared branzino for $38, lobster pot pie for market price, and more.
Giada De Laurentiis serves her take on the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Giada at The Cromwell on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dishes such as lemon linguini a la vongole, crispy prawn putanesca, olive oil poached lobster tail, pomegranate Dover sole, and zuccotto or a hot cocoa soufflé for dessert. Call for pricing.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Warm your soul than with a feast like the one you’ll find tucked away at Momofuku Las Vegas. Available for on Fridays and Saturdays this month, plus Dec. 22-31), the Feast of the Seven Fishes goes for $148 with seven courses featuring bing bread with uni, hozon and sesame; octopus with endives and potato; whole branzino with rice, ginger scallions and lettuce; lobster fra diavolo, and a seafood hot pot featuring crab, black cod, sausage, and crispy rice.
6. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar hosts the Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas dinner on Dec. 23-24. Your audience might be interested in this annual Italian tradition, which includes seven courses spotlighting different seafood dishes. The Buon Natale menu, priced at $95 per person, includes seven fish dishes offered in tasting portions for the occasion polipo alla Siciliana, marinated grilled octopus, black olives, potatoes and capers; tonno, a yellowfin tuna tartare, tomato relish, olive powder, Pantelleria capers, and lemon gel; baccala mantecato, a poached-whip cod in lightly spicy extra virgin olive oil, potato mousse, and polenta chips; crudità di mare, king crab, shrimp, oysters, and mussels; a choice spaghetti aragosta with lobster sauce or pappardelle al tartufo d’Alba, a long, wide pasta with butter and sage sauce and fresh white truffle for a $50 supplement; a choice of capesante with seared scallops, clams, fennel, and crustacean broth, or branzino with seared Mediterranean seabass, artichoke variation, marinated tomato, and sopressata sauce; and Il Babà, a Neapolitan citrus-rum, bagna-soaked sponge cake, pastry cream, mixed-berry chutney, or panettone, a traditional holy day sweet bread with Nutella and strawberry compote. Ferraro’s is open Dec. 23-24 will be 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.