NEW ORLEANS – Avo’s Executive Chef/Owner Nick Lama celebrates “Feast of Seven Fishes,” an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve.
Chef Nick is a third-generation Sicilian with great family roots. As a child, he accompanied his father and grandfather to work at the original St. Roch Market, the historic seafood market his family owned and operated in the Ninth Ward.
Feast of Seven Fishes will run at the restaurant from December Dec 9 to 28, with a four-course pre-fixe meal.
The price is $67 per person, and wine pairing can be added for an additional $30.
The meal, (see below) features the use of seven different types of local seafood.
Nick’s menu this year includes:
- FIRST COURSE: a Fried Oyster with celery root, apple slaw and an oyster aioli; Seared Scallop with cauliflower and a shellfish foam; and “Ceasar Crostini”- anchovy, parmesan, romaine
- SECOND COURSE: Shrimp Spiedini with Mirliton and breadcrumb
- THIRD COURSE: Spaghetti ai Gamberi with crawfish, arrabbiata and trout roe
- FOURTH COURSE: Branzino Three Ways (flash-fried, pan-roasted, house-made sausage, sopressata-grillio emulsion) and more