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    Since The Place Downstairs morphed into Cena earlier this year, Manager Rick Moir tells me they've been doing "three times the business" of The Place Downstairs. It's hardly surprising considering the minds behind the place: everything Fernando Martinez touches turns to gold, and who better to cook incredible Italian food than Chef Alan Rosenberg, formerly of Papalino's? 

    If you're looking for a holiday present for the foodie in your life, let me suggest tickets to Cena's inaugural Feast of La Vigilia dinner on December 18, 2014. The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Festa dei sette pesci, also called the vigil) is a traditional Southern-Italian and Italian-American holiday meal that celebrates the vigil for midnight birth of Jesus, while observing the Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from red meat during the holy days. Of course, you don't have to be Catholic or even celebrate Christmas to enjoy this seafood feast. I asked Chef Rosenberg what he was most excited about from this menu. He told me, "I'm excited about the lobster pasta and the Sicilian-style'll have a lot of that Mediterranean influence, it'll have a little spice to it." 

    The Feast of la Vigilia at Cena will be a seven-course meal, and you can see the menu below. The dinner will be $60 per guest for all seven courses. As of this posting, there are still seats available for the dinner, so call 502-333-0376 to reserve your spot. Cena is located at 9200 Taylorsville Road, in the basement of Mussel & Burger Bar. 

    Images courtesy of Cena's Facebook Page

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    Big fan of bacon and bourbon, deep fried anything, sweet tea and sweet nothings.

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