Fancy an early Christmas present inspired by our European neighbours? Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to a deliver a seafood seminar on one of the most famous festive traditions across the continent.
While you may not have heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, you’ll certainly be familiar with its origins and concept if you’ve read our blog post from way back in August covering the history of Fish Friday. Don’t worry if not, as in short it simply follows the Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on a day that’s considered holy – which was subsequently met with the ‘loophole’ of simply eating seafood instead. Genius, we know.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year though, so it’s only right this occasion gets taken to the next level when Saint Nick rolls around. As the name suggests, those who celebrate come together prior to the big day to enjoy seven mouth-watering courses followed by the exchange of presents. For us we’d just be grateful for the food, as it really allows aspiring chefs to get their creative juices flowing with a variety of recipes to try out including small bites, fried dishes, and hearty stews. That’s not all though, as if you pick light enough options, you’ll be able to enjoy both a fishy feast and a traditional dinner with all the trimmings on the 25th.
We’re gutted to be temporarily closed right now, otherwise we’d invite you to either the SeafoodKitchen & Bar or Old Fishmarket to participate in this age-old tradition. Fear not though, as our Fishmongers will still be on hand for you to take things into your own hands and enjoy several gems of the sea from the comfort of your very own home.