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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner on Christmas Eve at Mattison’s

| Caryn V. Hodge |

Most families have holiday traditions they celebrate every year. Many of the traditions center around food which is the reason for those New Year’s Resolutions we try to keep. Over the years, Chef Paul Mattison, owner of Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering, has established holiday traditions at Mattison’s Restaurants and of course, they involve families and friends enjoying delicious food.

Chef Paul invites you to enjoy a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu available all day on Christmas Eve served at all three Mattison’s Restaurants. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American meal traditionally served on Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood.

Feast of the Seven Fishes Tradition

This special holiday meal is a tradition that Chef Paul grew up experiencing with his Italian family. Many holidays were spent cooking alongside his grandmother Esther. He proudly brings this family tradition to all three Mattison’s restaurants every Christmas Eve. Chef Paul and his team of expert, classically trained chefs have created a multi-course menu using locally sourced, sustainable seafood. Diners can enjoy a delicious four-course menu featuring succulent seafood such as Maine Lobster, Mussels, Shrimp, Oysters and much more. The menu includes a traditional Italian dessert.

Price per person is $55.00 and seating is limited.


Mattison’s Forty-One 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm, 941-921-3400.

Mattison’s City Grille 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, 941-330-0440.

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, 941-896-9600.

A’la Carte Menus are also available. Reservations are suggested for this special dinner. For reservations call your favorite Mattison’s. To view the menu and for contact information visit our website or call 941-921-3400.

Mattison’s Forty-One will be open on Christmas Day 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm offering a festive holiday menu. Reservations are encouraged by calling 941-921-3400 or on the website. To view the menu visit HERE.

Photos courtesy of Chef Paul Mattison and Mattison’s website

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