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LA Times Recommends Union for Christmas Eve Dinner

December 10, 2014

The LA Times is suggesting that you put away the oven mitts and let someone else cook for you, like Union, on Christmas Eve. We agree! Reservations for the FEAST OF 7 FISHES are still available by calling us at 626-795-5841.
You can read their entire recommendation list here.

Your 2014 Christmas Eve restaurant dining guide

By Amy Scattergood
If staying home cooking dinner while you watch the Grinch for the zillionth time — or ordering pizza — isn’t your idea of a good time on Christmas Eve, there are options. Many of this town’s excellent restaurants are not only open on Christmas Eve, they’re serving special holiday dinners. So instead of making a sandwich, how about letting a professional kitchen do the work. Also, many of the restaurants are not only open, they’ve decorated. So sit down to a plate of roasted squab or prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and listen to carolers, or try one of the many great seafood dishes at restaurants celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Happy holidays indeed.

Bruce Kalman’s Old Town Pasadena restaurant is having a Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner. Dishes include escabeche of sardines with stewed beans and crostini; squid ink maccheroni alla chitarra with uni; olive oil-poached albacore; baby octopus with Tuscan potatoes and romesco sauce; ricotta cavatelli with prawns; farro-crusted sea scallops; branzino with artichokes and olives; and struffoli and biscotti for dessert. Reservations are available from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. $125 per person, with an additional $40 with wine pairing. 37 E. Union Street, Pasadena, (626) 795-5841,

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