Celebrate Festa dei Sette Pesci in Washington, DC

Hanks Bar Masseria Jamie Leeds Bouillabaisse Stefanelli Seven Fishes Pesci Sette

The Feast of the Seven Fishes – A Welcomed Italian Holiday Tradition

The abundance of seafood in Italy has long beckoned fisherman from the shorelines to the long rivers and basins, fostering traditions like the Feast of the Seven Fishes during the holidays. This December, Hank’s Pasta Bar in Alexandria and Masseria in the Union Market Neighborhood are working up an appetite for fish.

Presenting her own take on the celebratory feast, chef Jamie Leeds is making a country-style version at Hank’s Pasta Bar – similar to a bouillabaisse – a perfumed bowl of white wine, herbs, and thick tomato sauce. Overflowing with seven types of seafood in one plate, guests can indulge in generous amounts of Lump Crabmeat, Catfish, Squid, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams and Octopus. Rounding out this specialty meal is a healthy dose of house-made linguine, prepared daily. ($34) Book HERE.

Held at the Michelin starred DC restaurant, Masseria, chef Nicholas Stefanelli will open doors to guests for this annual one-night-only Italian holiday feast, on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Sharing his innovative takes on the classic culinary traditions of his Puglian heritage, Stefanelli will offer a set menu featuring dishes like Linguine al Farouk, Poached Cod, Fritto Misto, and Delizia al Limone. ($115) Book HERE.

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