Had enough of ham? Tired of getting your goose on? An alternative to the typical Christmas Eve dinner is La Vigilia, Italy's traditional seven fish holiday menu.
You can find variations on the Feast of the Seven Fishes theme at these New York restaurants:
»Aroma Kitchen & Winebar $65/person or $95/person with wine pairing (36 East 4th Street, 212.375.0100).
»Gonzo $60/person (40 West 13th Street, 212.645.4606).
»Gusto $125/person, including wine pairings (60 Greenwich Avenue, 212.924.8000).
»Lupa Osteria Romana $75/person (170 Thompson Street, 212.982.5089).
»San Domenico $75/person (240 Park Avenue South, 212.265.5959).
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Quest for Terroir, Instituto Cervantes will present a tasting of tasting of "the more distinctive and terroir driven wines from the top wine areas of Spain" on Thursday, December 21, 6:00 p.m., at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. $75/person, space is limited to 12 people (212.308.7720).
Chinese Food and a Movie, Celebrate Christmas Day the Jewish way with Chinese food and an afternoon of films, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Anchorman, and Old School, on Monday, December 25, starting at 1:30 p.m., at Makor, Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street. $35/person (212.415.5500).