Bring Your Appetite to Dom Giordano’s 5th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner

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For 14 years, Philly sports fans and sports reporters always heard former Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid talk about the need “to do a better job” after every Eagles game.

Vie1Coincidentally, that is my mantra for my upcoming Fifth Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner. Since I decided to do this dinner five years ago, it has grown into a big-time event. We’ve had the unique problem of having to search for restaurants big enough to handle the demand for tickets.

Of course, as the event grows, so does my expectations. Every year, I want to make this event better.

Growing up in South Philly, it seemed everyone in the neighborhood started cooking weeks ahead of time for their family’s own Seven Fishes feast. And as anyone who has ever celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes, it is not just about the food, but the opportunity for friends and family to come together and enjoy the spirit of the season.

Vie2To me, my WPHT 1210-AM listeners are like family. And like most families, we may have disagreements from time to time (during my radio show), but when we get together, it’s all about fellowship and having fun. You do not have to be Italian…you don’t have to agree with my politics…you do not even have to celebrate Christmas. All you have to be is someone who enjoys good food and a good time.

I am truly excited about this year’s fifth annual  Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner and live radio broadcast.

The date will be Monday, December 16th, from 7 to 10PM.

Vie3This year’s event will be held at Vie, at 600 North Broad Street in Philadelphia. Vie is owned and operated by Cescaphe Event Group, who are renowned for its “over-the-top” food, professionalism, service, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail.  Of course, I am getting hungry just writing this blog post!

I will only be doing a one hour radio show this year so that Roe and I can spend more time with you. I have met with the chef and management of Vie and the food will be tremendous. Look at the fantastic menu that will be prepared:

ANTIPASTO

In addition to chilled seafood, the antipasto dishes will include:

  • Broccoli rabe
  • Marinated mozzarella balls
  • Hand rolled mozzarella
  • Stuffed with prosciutto basil & roasted peppers
  • Assorted olive salad
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Red roasted peppers
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Assorted meats, prosciutto & pepperoni
  • Stuffed pepper shooters
  • Fried & stuffed long hot peppers
  • Fried & stuffed banana peppers
  • Pasta salads
  • Fancy orzo with sun dried tomatoes
  • Spicy fusilli salad
  • Tricolored tortellini with 4 cheeses
  • Penne pasta with roasted vegetables
  • Grilled fresh vegetables
  • Asparagus
  • Red & yellow peppers
  • Portabella mushrooms
  • Yellow squash & green zucchini

Vie4Global Hors D’ oeuvres

The cocktail reception will feature over 30 different hot butlered hors d’oeuvres accompanied by complementary sauces

  • Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp
  • Wild Mushroom Phyllo Log
  • Bleu Cheese, Bacon & Rosemary Quiche
  • Short Rib Pierogi
  • Sweet Onion, Goat Cheese & Thyme Tart
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Vegetable Quiche
  • Beef Bourguignonne Puff
  • Pork Empanada with Red Chilies & Lime
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Biscuit
  • Spinach & Artichoke Wonton Flower Cup
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
  • Lobster Cobbler
  • Salmon Skewers
  • Beef Skewers
  • Potato Wrapped Shrimp
  • Kobe Beef Sliders
  • Pablano Chicken Quesadilla
  • Vegetable Sui Mei
  • Grilled Baby Lamb Chops
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Fried Coconut Shrimp
  • Raspberry & Brie Crisps
  • Mini Reubens
  • Sweet Potato Puff
  • Crab Rangoon
  • Chicken Quesadilla
  • Clams Casino
  • Salmon & Asparagus En Croute
  • Pistachio Chicken Pinwheel
  • Spanakopita Phyllo Star
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Burrito
  • Duck Spring Roll
  • Chicken & Lemongrass Potsticker
  • Cheesesteak Hoagie

CESCAPHE GOURMET STATIONS

  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

LITTLE ITALY PASTA STATION

  • Our chef’s prepare tableside freshly cooked pastas accompanied with sundried tomato paste, spicy salsa, olive tapenade & homemade hummus all served with crispy pita chips, crostini toast and tortilla squares
  • Potato gnocchi with a pesto cream sauce
  • Clams & spaghetti
  • Black linguini with baby octopus

SHRIMP & RISOTTO MARTINI

Chefs will sauté shrimp in a silky smooth velouté sauce serving it over cheese flavored risotto in a miniature martini glass garnished with fresh chopped chives

GRILLED CHEESE & SOUP STATION

  • Homemade grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Tomato bisque and Manhattan clam chowder

CARVING STATIONS

  • Stuffed pork loin
  • Boneless pork loin all white meat, stuffed with prosciutto, broccoli rabe, roasted peppers and sharp provolone rolled tightly and slowly roasted sliced too perfection
  • Bracole
  • Oven roasted turkey
  • Boneless turkey breast marinated and oven roasted freshly carved, served with our homemade turkey gravy

Stations Accompanied with:

  • Chicken Florentine
  • Stuffed shells
  • Tilapia Vera Cruz
  • Fresh Mediterranean salsa
  • Sausage and peppers
  • Grilled Italian links topped with sautéed onions and roasted peppers
  • Steamed little neck clams
  • Sautéed mussels
  • Slowly roasted red bliss potatoes with fresh rosemary
  • Sautéed mixed vegetable freshly cut carrots

FAMILY STYLE DESSERTS

  • An assortment of Italian cookies and miniature pastries prepared in-house by our very own pastry chef will served to each table

Vie5In addition to the great food, we will also have some great guests, plus a special performance by the 30-member Bishop Shanahan Choir.

Tickets are $85, and this night of good food will also support some great causes. A portion of every ticket will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children. My 1210 listeners will also get free valet parking.

Don’t miss out on a wonderful night of good food, fun and fellowship. You can get more information and purchase tickets by clicking here.

I hope you will join me and celebrate the season in style!

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