Italians (and Italians at heart), mark your calendar and plan a trip to Ledger in Salem on Monday, December 12th for the third annual No Kid Hungry Benefit Dinner. This year’s theme will be an epic pre-Christmas Feast of the Seven Fishes, an old-world southern Italian tradition that consists of (you guessed it) seven seafood dishes to celebrate the Christmas Eve wait — The Vigil (La Vigilia) — for the birth of the baby Jesus.
Chef Daniel Gursha has a who’s who lineup of local chefs to help him out with a seven-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings including Dante de Magistris (Il Casale, The Wellington), Tony Susi, Dan Bazzinotti (Blue Ribbon Group), Colin Lynch (Bar Mezzana, No Relation), Jay Silva (The Blue Ox) and Dave Bazirgan (UNI). The chefs are still putting the finishing touches on the menu, but you should grab your spot here ASAP because it will certainly sell out fast (enter the date 12/12 and the tickets will appear). Dinner costs $150 per person and includes all your food and wine; proceeds will go toward No Kid Hungry‘s Massachusetts efforts fighting poverty and childhood hunger.
Head to the historic Salem Savings Bank building at 5:30pm for cocktail hour before sitting down at 6:30 for the main event. To find out more about No Kid Hungry and the work they do in Massachusetts, visit the local chapter here or their Instagram here, and give Ledger a call with any Qs about the dinner at 978.594.1908.