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Feast of the 7 Fishes: A Tradition Is Renewed In New Haven

  • Tre Scalini 100 Wooster Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian celebration that is still faithfully followed by many Italian and Italian American households. This tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Catholic tradition of abstinence on the eve of certain holidays. No meat or butter could be eaten on these days, hence fish was substituted. Typically baccalá -salted cod fish- was always included and everything was fried in oil. Over the years, chefs became more creative as their income increased.
Join me and fellow wine lovers as we recreate a wonderful tradition. It may not be on Christmas Eve but hopefully the memory will linger. 
The menu has been created just for us by Joe Maiorano. These items are not on their menu so we are honored that Joe crafted this menu so we can relive the tradition. Bob Feinn suggested the wine pairings and we promise that it will flow in abundance.

Fourth Course
Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp

Fifth Course
Selection of Desserts

Our Wines
Urciuolo Falanghina
Feudi di San Gregorio Rosé
Leone d'Almerita Sicily White
San Felice Chianti Classico
Piazzo Chardonnay Piemonte


Our Menu

Fried Smelts
Baccala fritter
Clams Oregonato

Second Course
Scungilli Salad

Third Course
Linguine with Crab Sauce