Chef Kyl Hasselbauer and Anchovies & Olives are putting on another divine Festa dei Sette Pesci this year. The traditional Christmas Eve meal will be held one day early, on Tuesday, December 23.
Festa dei Sette Pesci, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, is a long-standing tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve that’s believed to begun in Southern Italy, but is now an adopted tradition the world over in families both Italian and otherwise.
Here’s the menu:
Blue Pool Oysters on the half shell with blood orange
Hamachi Crudo with vanilla parsnip, grapefruit, and pine nut
Fried Baby Octopus with mint, Controne chili, and vinegar
Steamed Manila Clams with guanciale, fennel, and tomato
Bigoli with anchovy, chili, garlic, mint, and pangrattato
Linguini with uni butter, roasted leeks, and chili
Whole Grilled Branzino with spaghetti squash, pomegranate, and lemon
Praline Profiteroles with hazelnut brittle
Join Anchovies & Olives to begin the holiday celebrating in earnest!
Anchovies & Olives, located at 1550 15th Avenue in the Pike Pine Triangle neighborhood on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, opened in February of 2009. This Italian seafood and pasta focused restaurant from chef Ethan Stowell offers an abundance of Italian wines and select Northwest wines with an emphasis on white varietals. Anchovies & Olives serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm. Oyster Power Hour is offered Sunday – Thursday. A sidewalk patio is available for seasonal dining. For more information or reservations, call 206.838.8080 or visit www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com.