One of the most popular Italian holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes and the city’s premiere fine dining seafood restaurant, GW Fins, is making
One of the most popular Italian holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes and the city’s premiere fine dining seafood restaurant, GW Fins, is making this culinary extravaganza a New Orleans tradition.
On Thursday, December 18th GW Fins’ Chef de Cuisine Chef Michael Nelson will once again replicate this culinary celebration, The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or “La Vigilia,” which is traditionally held in Italy on Christmas Eve. Throughout the meal Chef Nelson will highlight the bounty of seafood available in the Gulf as well as around the world, many of which will incorporate the flavors of Italy.
This sumptuous dinner will be comprised of seven seafood courses, combining individually plated courses with dishes that will be served family style, a deviation from GW Fins’ general fashion. “Having the dishes served family style and placed on the table for everyone to enjoy fits the tradition of this dinner, and it turns a restaurant dining experience into a festive occasion,” comments Michael.
Some of the “seven fishes” that will be showcased during this spectacular evening include Octopus, Mussels, Clams, Oysters and Shrimp, as well as several varieties of fin fish.
Although Michael won’t know exactly what varieties of seafood will be featured on this special menu until the day before the dinner, a few dishes that will appear on this seafood-centric menu will be Crudo, Cioppino, housemade Linguini and Clams and Parmesan Crusted Gulf Fish and in keeping with perhaps more New Orleans than Italian tradition, “a booze laden” Tiramisu. Each course will be perfectly paired with a different regional Italian wine.
The cost for this lavish feast and accompanying wine is $75, exclusive of tax and gratuity. The Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner will be held in GW Fins’ Private Dining Room and therefore seating will be limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling GW Fins at (504) 581-3467.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm