River Roast Chicago flying fish

The “flying" fried whole fish at River Roast in Chicago

Chefs heighten drama with whole-fish preparations

Polarizing menu item finds fans, chefs say

This month, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse in Los Angeles will host its first whole-fish dinner as part of the restaurant’s Whole Animal Dinner Series. 

The event was inspired by the success of previous whole-animal dinners, including pig and goat. 

“We realized there was a big attraction for the guest,” Nick & Stef’s chef Andreas Roller said. “There’s interest in seeing how this works, the whole process.”

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