Asellina NYC Launches Feast of the Seven Fishes


Chef Andrea Montobbio, from Ristorante Asellina, has re-imagined the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes (La Vigilia) with his usual contemporary flare. A time-honored Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration, Asellina is offering this modernized version of the feast all throughout the holiday season.

The  Festa dei sette pesci, or Feast of the Seven Fishes, is an authentic, hand-crafted menu comprised of seven courses including scallops carpaccio, poached lobster and wood fired halibut. Each dish is specially paired with wine or sparkling to highlight the exquisite aromas and flavors found in every ingredient. A perfect gift for the food enthusiast in your life, this is more than a dinner – it’s an unforgettable Italian experience!

Asellina is a neighborhood cucina and wine bar with rustic Italian offerings and vibe-driven atmosphere. Best known for fresh homemade pasta and pizze, Asellina also offers an array of traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist and unique wines by the glass and bottle

Asellina was legend in ancient Pompeii, best known for her cuisine and perhaps her rumored brothel. Day and night, Asellina left her guests satisfied and always coming back through her doors which read “Here Dwells Happiness.”

Today Ristorante Asellina embodies the traditional flavors or rustic Italian cuisine with a vibe-dining mindset to keep hip New Yorkers and travelers alike flocking to see what she’s all about.

The Menu:

– 1st Course – 
Crudo tasting
East Coast Oysters – parmesan spuma & pickled cauliflower
Hamachi – pickled beets – mint & limoncello
Scallops Carpaccio – celery root puree, black truffle, caviar & leek vinaigrette
Moet & Chandon Champagne

– 2nd Course –
Cacciucco alla Livornese – mussels, clams, branzino, saffron & tomato broth, & fregola sarda
Falesco Ferentano 2007

– 3rd Course –
Aquarello Imported Rice – calvados glazed smith apples, poached lobster, mascarpone & preserved lemon
Soave Classico Superiore,  Pieropan 2012

– 4th Course – 
Orange & Gran Marnier Sorbetto – candied orange peels

– 5th Course –
Square Spaghetti – carbonara, prawns, house smoked pancetta, poached organic farm egg & white truffle
Valpolicella,  Palazzo della Torre,  Allegrini 2010

– 6th Course – 
Wood Fired Halibut – baby fennel aglio e olio, thyme potatoes & almond gremolata
Le Volte, Dell’ Ornellaia 2011

– 7th Course –
Panettone Bread Pudding – hazelnut gelato & candy bacon
Moscato d’Asti “Marcarini” 2011

This special Seven Course Meal will be available throughout the entire holiday season, November 1-January 31. Guests must place reservations one week in advance. The ultimate gift to indulge your foodie friends, guests can purchase this dinner for $250/person via the link below.


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Ristorante Asellina is located at 420 Park Ave South, NY, NY 10016



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