Feast of the Seven Fishes – Osteria via Stato

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian meal, served on Christmas Eve.  It is believed that the tradition dates back to the medieval practice of abstinence on Friday and holidays.  Since catholics couldn’t eat meat on these days, they dined mostly on fish.

A traditional Seven Fishes meal consists of salted cod (baccala), calamari, shellfish and hearty pastas to share with your family and friends.  Chef DiGregorio’s feast is listed below.  Call 312.642.8450 to make your reservation.Chicago_Christmas_Eve

Menu

At the Table
House-Marinated Olives
Roasted Garlic with Balsamic Vinegar

Antipasti
Baccala Spread with Crostini
Rhode Island Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers
Grilled Octopus with Fingerling Potatoes 

Main Course: please select one
Seafood Stew with Seared Scallops, Shrimp, Market Fish, Ciabatta Bread
Lobster, Shrimp & Fennel Risotto
Linguine Seafood with Calamari, Scallops, Shrimp, Spicy Tomato Sauce

Sides
Butternut Squash Puree
Crispy Local Kennebec Potatoes 

Dolce: please select one
House-made Eggnog Gelato
Pear & Almond Tart with Whipped Mascarpone

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