Generally, the Feast of the Seven Fishes consists of seven different seafood dishes eaten on Christmas Eve. At Rao’s at Caesars Palace, the Italian tradition continues with three courses served on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
The Vigilia di Natale, as it’s known, features a choice of appetizer, pasta and entree for $65. Here’s a look at what you can get.
For an appetizer, choose from baked Little Neck clams stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs; deep-fried calamari, shrimp, cod and julienne zucchini with remoulade and marinara sauce; a seafood salad made with crab, shrimp, calamari and lobster along with diced celery, Gaeta olives and parsley in a citronette; Baccalla salad made with salted cod tossed with sweet cherry peppers, capers and olives in a lemon dressing; or octopus salad with celery, fingerling potatoes and octopus tossed in a warm lemon vinaigrette.
For the pasta dish, you have three choices — linguine and clams tossed with garlic, white wine and parsley and topped with tomatoes; lobster Fra Divolo in a spicy marinara sauce or Tagliolini Fruiti Di Mare with a mix of clams, mussels, calamari, scallops and shrimp in a light tomato sauce.
As an entree, choose from shrimp scampi, shrimp Fra Diavolo, fillet of sole Franchaise with sautéed fennel in a white wine and butter sauce and salmon Beurre Blanc over sautéed spinach.
Rao’s is located at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. For reservations, call 702-731-7110.