December 14, 2017

Squeeze in Feast of the Seven Fishes for lunch

Anthony Gargano shared his mother's recipe for the main dish

Holiday Food & Drink
Gran Caffe L'Aquila Sinead Cummings/PhillyVoice

Outside Gran Caffe L'Aquila on Chestnut Street.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, Gran Caffe L'Aquila is serving an authentic Feast of the Seven Fishes at 11 a.m. 

Hopefully you have a few vacations days left this year, or else let your boss know you'll be taking a long, leisurely lunch.

The meal starts with chilled shrimp, scallops, seppie and mussels over greens, served with a glass of prosecco. The second course is fried calamari and baccala, paired with pinot grigio.


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For the main, 97.5 The Fanatic host Anthony Gargano shared his mother's recipe for spaghetti and crabs. To drink, a wine from the Chianti region of Italy will be poured.

While dining, guests can watch champion gelato-maker Stefano Biasini create the sweet treat that will later be served for dessert.

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Gelato made by Biasini at Gran Caffe L'Aquila

A dollop of gelato will adorn a warm slice of fresh-baked ricotta cheesecake with orange zest.

The lunch will be held in Gran Caffe L'Aquila's second-floor private event space. There is limited seating. Reservations are required.

The four-course meal with wine pairings is $55 per person.


Seven Fishes Lunch

Thursday, Dec. 21
11 a.m. | $55 per person
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
1716 Chestnut St.