Fillet of Sole
Fillet of Sole
Chestnut Panna Cotta
Chestnut Panna Cotta
Chef Lenny Russo
Chef Lenny Russo
Chef Russo's parents, Anna and Leonardo, circa 1948-1950
Chef Russo's parents, Anna and Leonardo, circa 1948-1950
Chef Russo's relatives, Carmen and Libra, at 50th wedding anniversary
Family photo from Chef Russo
Chef Lenny's great grandparents
Lenny's paternal great-grandparents on their wedding day in Puglia, circa 1880

The Feast of the Seven Fishes with Chef Russo: Part 2 - Main Courses & Dessert

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes classes are presented in two sessions and are meant to be enjoyed as parts of the same feast. They can be attended separately or in succession. Part 1 focuses on appetizers and starters, and Part 2 presents main courses and a dessert.

When you sign up for both Part 1 and Part 2, you'll get a $25 gift card at the second class!

About the Class:

"My family arrived upon America's shores in 1908 passing through Ellis Island and settling in the Italian ghetto of Hoboken, New Jersey. By the time I arrived in 1958, my parents had been married for eight years and moved into a small apartment above Fiore’s House of Quality on Adams Street.

"The four families that comprise my lineage (Russo, Santoro, DiBiassi and Luciano) all hailed from the Southern Italian region of Puglia, which comprises the heel of the Italian boot. Together with other Southern Italians, they began to assimilate and adapt their cuisine using the ingredients and sensibilities of their adopted home. Thus was born the tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, served on each and every Christmas Eve as we gathered to celebrate with friends and family.

"The recipes presented in these classes are deeply personal and represent in a profound way my Southern Italian heritage and the pride I feel as an Italian American. The recipes are given a contemporary spin, reflecting both the past and the present as we look forward to welcoming the new year." — Chef Lenny Russo

Featured Recipes:

  • Filet of Sole with Lemon and Capers
  • Olive Oil Poached Swordfish
  • Salmon alla Vodka
  • Chestnut Panna Cotta – presented by Kowalski's Pastry Chef Kristine Schaak

About Chef Lenny Russo:

Chef Russo is the owner and executive chef of the former Heartland Restaurant in St. Paul. He is a multiyear finalist for the James Beard Best Chef Midwest Award and author of Heartland: Farm-Forward Dishes from the Great Midwest. Chef Russo is best known for his hyper-local approach to fine dining.

For class cancelation policies, dietary accommodations and answers to other frequently asked questions, please click here.