Holiday Benefit Tasting: Feast of the Seven Fishes

By October 31, 2023December 5th, 2023Events, Press Release

Join us for this Inaugural Pittsburgh Holiday Event

Sunday, December 10, 2023 4-8 pm at The Heinz History Center


Pittsburgh, PA – Paesano Productions is hosting the first annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, A Benefit Tasting with proceeds supporting 412 Food Rescue. Created by cousins Christine Failla and Scott Harbaugh, this event celebrates Western Pennsylvania’s rich Italian-American heritage while shedding light on the issues of food waste and food insecurity in our community.

Local celebrated chefs Justin Severino of Morcilla and Salty Pork BitsDomenic Branduzzi of Piccolo FornoDave Anoia of DiAnoia’s Eatery, Justin Steel of Bar MarcoJustin Avi of Saint RavioliJamilka Borges and Dianne DeStefano from Lilith and Frank Vitale of Cucina Vitale will each prepare a special tasting to honor the feast. 

Seafood is provided by Land and Sea. Italian specialty ingredients are provided by DeLallo Foods.

WPXI-TV Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh will serve as the host for the evening, helping guests learn more about the chefs, the stories behind the dishes they’ll be preparing and what makes “the feast” so important. 

The $150 per person ticket includes tastings from all seven chef tables, an antipasto grazing station from Common Plea Catering, all-day access to the Heinz History Center, and dancing to the 14-piece swing band Frankly Speaking. A cash bar will be available.


Christine Failla Van Winkle
Founder, Paesano Productions, LLC

Joseph D’Andrea Papers and Photographs,1899-2016, MMS 1113 Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center