Eden East to Host Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinners December 19-20

Eden East to Host Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinners December 19-20 ; Austin's True Farm to Table Eatery Presents Traditional Italian-American Christmas Celebration

“Eden East: a urban farm dining experience nestled into an absurdly charming outdoor space on the east side of Austin."- HUFFINGTON POST

EDEN EAST, the award-winning unique dining experience helmed by celebrated chef Sonya Coté, has announced plans to host two nights of Feast of the Seven Fishes holiday dinners December 19-20. The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is a centuries-old Southern Italian and Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood and a tradition in Coté's family that dates back generations.

Set to feature course after course of luxurious seafood dishes, Eden East's Feast of the Seven Fishes is a once a year event that encourages family and friends to gather and enjoy delicious food. The $70 prix-fixe menu will showcase all manner of fish, crustaceans and mollusks as well as the freshest produce available, harvested from the gardens of Austin's gorgeous Springdale Farm, mere feet away from the restaurant's communal dining tables.

"The Feast of the Seven Fishes has long been one of my family's most-cherished celebrations and a time to appreciate the gifts of good food and family," says Coté. Myself and the team at Eden East are thrilled to be able to share this special tradition with our friends here in Austin. Come, join us."

The mouth-watering menu for Eden East's 2014 Feast of the Seven Fishes is as follows:

First course: Crab Cakes | pickled shallot, French breakfast, Ruby Streak Caesar

Second course: Mussels & Clams | tarragon, fresh chili broth, green garlic, vermouth
herb butter | crusty Ciabatta

Third course: Golden Tile & Shrimp Ragout | glazed fennel, confit potatoes and celery, shellfish broth, tomato & saffron

Fourth course: Whole Pink Porgy | opal basil, farro, olive oil, parsley, charred Meyer lemon, baby arugula

Dessert: Old World Cannoli | dark chocolate ganache, Calabro Ricotta, Texas mars orange

Located at 755 Springdale Road in the heart of east Austin, Eden East is farm to table without ever leaving the farm. At Eden East, guests dine al fresco in the shadow of a 1920s farmhouse surrounded by an exquisitely decorated pecan orchard and under the shade of a 'living chandelier' housed in the branches of a majestic 40 foot tall Elm tree fruited with light bulbs, flowing strings of crystal and huge handcrafted wind chimes. Eden East's menu and milieu has been called "passionate" by Serious Eats, "romantic" by Zagat and hailed as "consciously crafted cuisine" by Forbes Travel Guide. This year, the restaurant was named one of the "Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America" by OpenTable and was the lone Austin dining destination -- and one of only four Texas restaurants -- to appear on the hallowed hot list. Eden East provides the most shining example to date of the wonderful grower / chef partnership.

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"Quintessentially farm-to-table, Eden East is both beautiful and charming. Tucked away on Springdale Farm, dine al fresco at community tables among towering pecan trees under suspended crystals and twinkling lights. Yes, please." - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"Coté is excited to bring diners to the source of their food in hopes of showing the work that goes into growing each tomato and harvesting every eggplant...artfully plated dishes...the freshest seasonal bounty." - FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

"There’s farm to table… and then there’s Eden East. In the dreamy twilight haze, food tastes more alive, conversation is more real and somehow more intimate, the sounds of the farm seduce, and it all just kind of goes to your head — this is dinner in paradise." - CAMILLE STYLES

"Eden East defies description. It’s like a high-end picnic—and there’s truly nothing like it in Austin right now." - TRIBEZA


Carl Schultz
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