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Where to Celebrate the Feast of 7 Fishes in New York This Year

The Feast of Seven Fishes is a tradition among the Italian-American community and there may not be a better place than New York to carry out this annual holiday event which takes place on Christmas Eve. The Feast of Seven Fishes is also known as The Vigil or La Vigilia in Italian.

The tradition is as you may know or might have guessed the tradition of eating a meal that consists of 7 different seafood dishes. Some of the dishes that are commonly consumed include but are not limited to salted codfish, fried smelts, stuffed lobsters, shrimp cocktail, fried scallops, deep fried calamari, fried eel, and octopus salad.

If you celebrate this annual Christmas Eve tradition and happen to be in New York, here are a few of the amazing places where you can dine out in celebration.

• Mamma Guidara’s will be serving baked clams, Linguine Vongole, seafood salad, shrimp scampi and other classics for a fixed price of $85 per person.
• Ai Fiori is offering a seven-course feast which includes lobster bisque with tarragon and white truffles, salt cod with fennel, garlic, and rice as well as blue-prawn crudo and others for a total of $175.
• Gloria will be serving up striped bass aguachile, octopus mile, skate wing with mopales and 4 other dishes for only $85 per person.

These are just a few of the hot spots featured in a recent article on found here which offers 15 places to enjoy and celebrate this tradition in New York!

Chef Shaun Hergatt: Out with the Old, In with the New

When Juni, the award-winning Midtown restaurant run by Australian chef Shaun Hergatt, closed last May, there was plenty of disappointment in the Hotel Chandler. Now, according to a recent article in the New York Times, Chef Hergatt is opening a new establishment, again in the setting of a trendy hotel but this time with a major difference: his new restaurant will be closed to the general public (
The new restaurant – it hasn’t yet been named – will be located on the 12th floor of 432 Park Avenue. The 96-story skyscraper is still under construction, although some of its stories are now open. When finished and occupied, 432 Park Avenue is going to be the tallest residential establishment in the Americas, as well as the second-tallest building in New York City. Chef Hergatt’s restaurant, designed by Bentel and Bentel, is slated to open sometime this fall. It will occupy an entire floor of its own, complete with a lounge and huge luxury terrace; the terrace measures 5,000 square feet all by itself.
But unlike his previous establishment at Juni, Chef Hergatt’s new place will be completely private, open only to the residents of 432 Park Avenue and their guests. That means that diners interested in sampling the Michelin-starred chef’s elegant cuisine will need to know someone who lives in 432 Park Avenue. When complete, the residential skyscraper will contain 104 condos.
Shaun Hergatt is sharing in the new venture with Scott Sozmen. The position of sommelier will be occupied by Michael Scaffidi.

Purina Keeps Pets Healthy

Not all dog and cats are the same. Some are big, some are small. Some are a certain type of breed, and some are a different type of breeds. No two animals are the same. That’s why no two food products should be the same. Each pet has a specific and individual need. Feeding all the pets the same type of generic kibble or wet food is just not practical. That’s where Purina PetCare comes in handy.

The Purina brand cares about your pet and your pets growth. That is why each of their food is specifically formulated for a pets individual need. Purina can help you choose the right type of food for your dog by determining that breeds needs. Obviously a smaller Chihuahua is going to have different nutritional needs than a large Newfoundland.

Purina News reported that Purina dog and cat food is created by an expert team of scientists and nutritionists. They understand what types of wholesome ingredients and nutrition to put in each and every product that they sell. There is also an array of products available for purchase. Different Flavors are sure to delight all the cats and dogs of the world. All of these healthy ingredients work wonders for different aspects of a dog and cats needs. They help your furry friends costs grow shiny. They help the bones to grow strong. They make pets healthy and energetic.

Another great part about the Purina brand is how well endorsed it is. It really makes us feel good feeding this to our pets knowing that those who make it stand behind the product. The team of scientists and nutritionists behind Purina feed it to their own pets! That’s how well trusted it is and how much they know it works to keep a pet healthy.

Overall, Purina stands apart when it comes to pet care. It’s specially formulated for breed and age. It’s getting your pet the nutrients they need, when they need it. Pet owners agree. This product is truly wonderful. Pers gobble it up. Owners can feel confident that these pets are gobbling the nutrients that they need! Dogs and cats are active creatures and they need a food that’s going to keep up with them and keep their energy up. That’s why owners choose Purina