Former Bastide chefs Walter Manzke (below left) and Alan Giraud will join forces with Drago Centro chef/owner Celestino Drago (below right) and chefs Alen Ramos and Carolyn Nugent for a special five course dinner at Drago Centro that not only includes foie gras and truffles both mushroom and chocolate but benefits a good cause. On October 24, Drago Centro will host the $150 per person Food Celebration dinner, with the proceeds going to Liz Lee's Oneness Foundation, which helps fight childhood hunger.
In addition to the collaborative dinner with the five chefs, the wine pairings will be curated by Paul Wasserman and Drago Centro Beverage Director/Head Sommelier and all around nice guy Michael Shearin. Three tiers of wine pairings will be available. A silent auction will also be held, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.
The luxurious menu will be:
Sautéed Foie Gras with Figs & Banyuls Sauce
Risotto al Salto with Braised Octopus
Thai Influence Sashimi of Hamachi with Basil, Cilantro & Chile
Santa Barbara Prawns & Sea Urchin Custard with Egg Yolk & Udon Noodles in Katsuo-bushi Broth
Duck Ravioli with Truffles
Veal Duo Braised & Roasted with Wild Mushrooms
Golden Yuzu Consomme with Rasberry Pearls, Mascarpone Sorbet & White Chocolate Croquant
Exploding Truffle Vanilla, Pistachio & Cherry Financier and Passion Fruit Marshmallow
Don't miss your chance to have the duck ravioli with truffles, let alone the rest of this meal.
Reservations can be made my calling Drago Centro: (213) 228-8998. Additional details available here.
Drago Centro: 525 South Flower St. (Downtown LA). Phone: (213) 228-8998. Website: dragocentro.com