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MP Taverna to Serve Grecian Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve

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Executive Chef Michael Psilakis at MP Taverna in Irvington.

MP Taverna in Irvington will offer a “Grecian Feast of the Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a centuries-old, meatless, Christmas Eve tradition observed at some restaurants in the Metropolitan New York area and especially in the Italian-American community.

Executive Chef Michael Psilakis’s seven-course, seafood tasting dinner is served one dish at a time and each item is accompanied by different side dishes. The cost is $65 per person; beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

The menu:

  1. Malpeque oysters with black walnut mignonette
  2. Smoked trout rillette with tzatziki, toast points and chive
  3. Santa Barbara uni with toasted brioche, and Meyer lemon foam
  4. Fried calamari with cauliflower, chickpea, tzatziki and spicy tomato
  5. Scallop crudo with preserved tomato, lemon puree and squid ink gel
  6. Grilled octopus with chickpea salad and black olive
  7. Grilled branzino with roasted olives, tomatoes and garlic

The Grecian Feast of the Seven Fishes will be offered on Dec. 24 from Noon to 11 p.m. The regular menu will also be available.

The restaurant is open for lunch on Monday through Friday, for brunch on Saturday and Sunday and for dinner every day of the week. It will be closed on Christmas Day.

MP Taverna is located at One Bridge Street, across from the west side of the Metro North train station, in Irvington, 914-231-7854.

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