While a lot of restaurants will be closed on Christmas Eve day (and night), Vesta will be open and celebrating with their customary Feast of the Seven Fishes meal. A $40 per person prix-fixe will get you 5 hefty courses including dessert. Below is the menu with all the specifics - keep in mind that Vesta uses locally sourced, organic ingredients that not only taste amazing, they're environmentally friendly too.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
Thursday, December 24th 2009
1:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Seared Tuna Carpaccio - With melon & black pepper
Baked Little Neck Clams - With parsley, seasoned breadcrumbs and frantoia olive oil
Braised Octopus Sicilian - With green olives and roasted fennel
Stuffed Calamari - With cous-cous, fresh herbs and tomato
Salt Cod Agnolotti - With charred tomato, gaeta olive and caper berry
Pan-fried Monkfish and Whiting - With broccoli, cauliflower and potato
Baby Jesus Cake or Chocolate Panettone Bread Pudding
And if you'd like to pair wine with this generous meal, they offer it for $20 more - pretty sweet!
Vesta - 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria NY 11102
N/W Train to 30th Avenue