Hands on Italian Holiday

Hands-On Feast of the Seven Fishes

Have you wanted to partake in the famed, seafood-laden Italian-American tradition that is the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" but been leery about the time and effort (and not to mention smells) that it may create at home? Join us for this hands-on class that's all about gathering friends and family to enjoy the time-old, indulgence of the holiday season. With old favorites and new spins on classic dishes, this class will get everyone in the mood to celebrate, Italian style!


  • Grilled Shrimp and Bay Scallop Salad with Lemon-Anchovy Vinaigrette 
  • Steamed Mussels with Spicy Italian Sausage, Herbs and Tomatoes 
  • Crispy-Fried Calamari with Lemon Aioli 
  • Fettuccine and Clams with White Wine, Fresh Herbs and Cream 
  • Whole Roasted Branzino with Capers and Rosemary 

Skills covered in class: 

  • Selecting fish and shellfish 
  • Determining fish and shellfish doneness 
  • Making vinaigrette and cold emulsions 
  • Balancing flavors 
  • Working with herbs and spices 
  • Balancing flavors 
  • Grilling, steaming, deep frying and roasting fish 
  • Making compound butter 

Note: Fish is subject to change depending on availability.In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to five and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

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