A16 and A16 Rockridge Celebrate Christmas Eve with a “Feast of the Seven Fishes”

menusExecutive Chefs Christopher Thompson of A16 and Rocky Maselli of A16 Rockridge invite guests to a traditional Italian-style Feast of the Seven Fishes on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at both restaurants. This Italian-American tradition derives from the Southern Italian Christmas Eve “II Cenone,” which is a classic Italian celebration traditionally characterized by a lavish spread featuring seven different seafood dishes.

In San Francisco, Chef Thompson’s modern interpretation will feature five courses with menu items such as Yellowtail Crudo with blood orange, yogurt, dill and fennel, and Octopus Stew with potato, green olives and cecineri. The Christmas Eve feast at A16 in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood is priced at $80 per person with optional $65 wine pairings.

In the East Bay, Chef Rocky Maselli’s menu will feature dishes such as Squid Ink Tonarelli with Dungeness crab, Prosecco, crème fraiche, and Meyer lemon, as well as Mt. Lassen Trout roasted whole with Oregon white truffles and braised escarole. The A16 Rockridge Feast of the Seven Fishes is priced at $75 per person with optional $60 wine pairings.

A16 is named for the “autostrada” highway that runs from Naples to Canosa, Puglia in Southern Italy. A16 San Francisco features fresh pasta, house-butchered and house-cured meats, and authentic Neapolitan pizza, while A16 Rockridge offers a daily selection of antipasti, raw seafood, and handmade pastas. Complementing the Southern Italian menus, Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren offers wines that highlight the indigenous grapes from regions such as Campania, Sardinia, and Sicily.

When: December 24, 2013

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Reservations required

Where: A16

2355 Chestnut Street at Scott
San Francisco, CA 94123

A16 Rockridge

5356 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

PriceA16 San Francisco – $80 per person; $65 optional wine pairing

A16 Rockridge – $75 per person; $60 optional wine pairing

Reservations: For reservations at A16 in San Francisco, please visit www.a16sf.com or call 415.771.2216; for reservations at A16 Rockridge, please visit www.a16rockridge.com or call and 510.768.8003