THE FISH WE HAVE ON CHRISTMAS EVE'S FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

It's an Italian tradition to have seven fishes on Christmas Eve. There are lots of theories about why, but my dad's is that they wanted a fish from each of the seven seas. Anyway, we always have them with champagne and a Puligny-Montrachet.
  1. 1.
    Smoked tuna on rice crackers
  2. 2.
    Shrimp cocktail
  3. 3.
    Fried calamari
  4. 4.
    Salmon and arugula salad
  5. 5.
    Linguini with crab sauce (fave course)
  6. 6.
    Lobster
  7. 7.
    Octopus salad with green olives, celery, and lemon. (Second fave)
  8. 8.