Friday, December 12, 2008

Vesta's Feast of the Seven Fishes

Image provided by Vesta

Vesta, the relatively new Italian eatery on 30th Avenue is hosting a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" on Christmas Eve. The celebration--and the eating--begins at noon and lasts until 9pm.

Why seven fishes?

It's actually an Italian custom that started in Southern Italy but spread throughout the entire country. Eating fish is meant to honor the birth of baby Jesus, but the "seven" hasn't been fully explained--some extend the feast up to thirteen dishes!

Here's Vesta's offering - you can opt for a traditional dinner menu or take advantage of a $34.95 prix fixe. The choice is yours...

Prix Fixe Menu - $34.95

Baccala Crostini - Salted cod pate on grilled pane di casa
Calamari & Cracked Wheat
Shrimp & Citrus Horseradish
Octopus & Preserved Lemon

Lobster Ravioli - With chanterelle mushrooms

Pan-roasted Diver Scallops - With asparagus, cipollini onions & walnut pesto
Striped Bass - With faro, eggplant, tomato and kalamata olives

Traditional Dinner Menu - A La Carte

Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup...$5.50
Roasted Red and Yellow Beets - With mixed greens, hazelnuts and goat cheese...$6.95
Margherita Pizza...$10.95
Lasagna Sunday Dinner Style - With three meat ragu...$12.95
Free-bird Chicken - With roasted breast, asparagus and creamy polenta...$15.95
Pan Roasted Salmon - With warm lentil salad and a prune reduction...$18.50
Bavette Sirloin Steak - With herb roasted potatoes...$18.95

Vesta - 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria NY 11102
N/W Train to 30th Avenue


  1. I would like to say thank you for posting this! Last minute my plans changed, and My mom and I had to come up with something quick. We went to Vesta and LOVED LOVED LOVED the meal. everything was perfect, the portions, the timing, the plating, the staff!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!


    P.S. i <3 your blog. i am using it as a guide to my new 'hood!

  2. I'm so glad that you had a great time there. It's my pleasure to provide you with useful information. Happy Holidays!



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