Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Feast of the Seven Fishes - Austin, Texas

Wednesday, December 14th starting at 7PM with Cocktails
Springdale Farm, Austin, Texas

Chef Sonya Cote will prepare the traditional Italian Christmas Eve meal, The Feast of Seven Fishes, from seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. We'll drive down to meet the boats and choose the best of the by-catch* from that day, then tour the Springdale Farm gardens for winter delights before creating a multi-course extravaganza featuring seven fish dishes and their accompaniments. (For those of you who shared the inaugural meal with us, those kale cakes you loved are a traditional part of this Italian fish feast.)

On top of that glorious meal, our mixmaster Jason Stevens has dug up a recipe for one of Charles Dickens's favorite punches (did you know Charles Dickens was a veritable FIEND for punch?), and will be serving bowls of it at the end of the feast.

And on top of THAT, Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio will perform their original arrangements of Christmas standards for us to enjoy with our punch bowls. If you caught their holiday show last year, you know these renditions smoke!

We'll be enjoying this sumptuous excess in Springdale Farm's beautiful greenhouse, so we'll be warm and toasty, no matter how frightful the weather outside becomes.

The cost for this luxurious event is only $125 per person, and the dinner is BYOB except for the pre-dinner cocktail and the punch. Cocktails will be served at 7pm, dinner begins at 7:30.

For more information including reservations, click here.

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