Frannie and the Fox and Le Farfalle will host “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinners inspired by the Italian tradition of abstaining from eating meat on Christmas Eve. Both downtown restaurants will serve seven specialty menu items in addition to the regular dinner menus.
Frannie and the Fox, located in boutique Church Street hotel Emeline, will serve a set meal from 5-10 p.m. featuring seven seafood-centric dishes using fish sourced from local purveyors like Abundant Seafood, Tarvin Seafood and Crosby’s Fish and Shrimp Co. on Folly Road.
“We wanted to offer an elevated Christmas Eve dinner that stayed true to our concept,” said executive chef Tim Morton. “The ancient tradition ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ celebrates the Italian roots that inspire our menu, and our depiction will highlight the fresh ingredients we source from local partners to create unique and flavorful dishes for our guests to enjoy.”
The meal starts with tuna crudo that’s served with pistachio, fennel and orange, and the following six dishes include options like lobster agnolotti with black truffle, blue crab fritters and head-on shrimp with burnt lemon.
At Le Farfalle, executive chef Michael Toscano will serve seven festive dishes only available on Dec. 24. Chargrilled oysters with crab fat, toasted angel hair fideo noodles with lobster and jalapeno pesto and local shrimp scampi with blistered shishito peppers are some of the specialty items that are available in addition to the regular menu.
Le Farfalle is open from 5-9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and reservations can be made online or by dialing (843) 212-0920. Patio seating (with heaters) is available on a first come, first served basis, and takeout orders can be placed earlier in the day for pick-up during a designated time slot.
Reservations for Frannie and the Fox’s Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner can be made online via Resy. Happy hour will be available in the bar and lounge areas, and a limited a la carte menu will also be available. For more information, visit hotelemeline.com/frannie-and-the-fox.