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Wednesday, December 11, 7pm: Feast of The Seven Fishes Wine Dinner with Damon Menapace of Le Virtu and Mitch Skwer of Vintage Imports
Wednesday, December 11, 7pm: Feast of The Seven Fishes Wine Dinner with Damon Menapace of Le Virtu and Mitch Skwer of Vintage Imports


 
Price $190.00

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration, reflecting the tradition of abstinence from red meat until Christmas Day. Despite its fish-y name, the feast typically consists of seven seafood dishes. Here in Philadelphia, the Feast has been proudly commemorated by Italian-American families for generations. Last year, Damon Menapace of East Passyunk’s Le Virtu prepared an incredible Feast of the Seven Fishes, and as incredible as it was, we figured out how to make this year’s even better: wine pairings! That’s right – COOK’s go-to wine guy Mitch Skwer of Vintage Imports will provide pairings for Damon’s dishes, including tuna crudo with citrus, fennel, almonds (paired with Lamoreaux Landing Rose 2018, New York State); calamari with squid ink and hot peppers, marinated and chilled with lemon and parsley (paired with Sunday Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2018, New Zealand); prawns with bacon, garlic, herb butter (paired with First Drop The White One 2017, Australia); broiled sardines with salsa verde (paired with Ethereo Albariño 2018, Spain); baccala cannelloni with saffron and truffle (paired with Chateau de L'Aunaye Muscadet 2016, France); orecchiette with a seafood puttanesca of octopus, olives, capers, tomato (paired with Pittnauer Pitti Blaufrankisch Blend 2017, Austria); stuffed lobster tail with anchovy hollandaise (paired with Peirano Viognier 2017, California); and for dessert, cannoli with ricotta, chocolate, pistachio (paired with Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, Oregon). You’re in good 7 Fishes hands, as Damon’s Italian cooking pedigree is strong, having also spent time at Marc Vetri’s Osteria and Alla Spina. In addition to his resume, Damon is committed to sourcing from dedicated farmers and producers in order to provide the best-tasting food possible. But don’t take our word for it – join Damon and Mitch for a meal to remember!