This Christmas Eve, Gavin Mills, the British chef who recently left Wood & Vine behind for Suzanne Goin's Tavern, will prepare his version of "Feast of the Seven Fishes," the traditional Italian holiday meal of seafood served before Santa drops down your canna fumaria. For $70, guests will dig into four dishes heavier on shellfish, cephalopods, and crustaceans than actual swimmers, though the meal hinges on servings like wood-grilled sardines with caper and onion relish and a seared halibut with lobster and wild mushroom risotto. A cioppino will, presumably, bring the four planned dishes up to the required number of seven critters, with the full menu below for you to attempt your own math. Reservations can be made at 310-806-6464.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
December 24 at Tavern
Crab and Squid Salad, Saffron Vinaigrette, Shaved Fennel, Orange
Wood Grilled Sardines with Caper and Red Onion Relish
Cioppino - Mussels and Clams in a Spicy Tomato Broth over House Made Pasta
Seared Local Halibut with Lobster and Wild Mushroom Risotto
Classic Italian Cannoli with Mascarpone Semifreddo, Chocolate and Candied Orange