Monday, July 11, 2011

Drago Ristorante
2628 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403

At Drago Santa Monica

Drago Santa Monica teams up with Inner Gardens for a second seasonally-inspired, farm-to-fork dinner with cocktail pairings.

The spirit of “scorpacciata”, an Italian term that means indulging in large amounts of local seasonal ingredients, is alive and well at Drago Santa Monica. On Monday, July 25th, 2011, Drago Executive Chef Evan Gotanda, reconvenes with guest Chef Jeremy Strubel, who recently opened Public Kitchen & Bar at the Roosevelt, and Inner Gardens Founder Brandon D’Imperio, to curate a new Five Course menu featuring local, sustainable and organic ingredients that showcase the best the season has to offer.

The three chefs, who previously worked together at Bastide, will also be joined by guest Mixologist Chris Hewes from Library Bar, who will once again be shaking up farm fresh cocktails for the affair.

Seating will be offered from 6pm – 10pm.  Space is limited. 
For reservations, please call 310-828-1585

Heirloom Tomatoes and Basils
Sun dried sun golds, mixed varietal heirlooms, Thai basil sunflower seed pesto, Crispy basil
Sowing Basil
Cocchi, gin, house made grenadine, honey leaf, Thai basil
Summer Squash Tortelloni and Mint
Squash tortelloni, bantam hills goat cheese and peppermint stuffed blossoms
Summer Sun Shining
Snap liquor, rum, cherimoya, lemon, and honey leaf
Jade Tiger Abalone and Shiso
Sea beans, purple shiso and jujube with Santa Barbara sea urchin
The Elder Hour
St. germain, gin, purple shiso, lime, honey leaf
Duck Cotechino and Wild Fennel
Aromatic duck sausage, sprouted beans and lentils, fennel duck egg zabiaone
Absinthe rinse, gin, white peach, honey syrup, fennel blossoms
Summer Stone Fruit Tart and Lemon Thyme
Chilled tart, toasted farro lemon thyme crust, lemon cucumber and St. germain granita
The First Word
Prosecco, watermelon fig juice, honey leaf

Five Courses - $65
Cocktail Pairings - $25
Cocktail a la carte - $12

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Drago Ristorante
2628 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403

At Drago Santa Monica

In Italy, Scorpacciata is defined as consuming large amounts of local ingredients while in season.  Drago is pleased to be teaming up with Inner Gardens for One Night Only special event, hosting a unique dinner menu using only the finest local meats and produce.  Renowned guest Chef Jeremy Strubel and Inner Gardens Founder Brandon D’Imperio, join Drago on Monday, June 27th, 2011 in showcasing the rich flavors of Italy while supporting local farming. 

For this exceptional event, cocktail pairings will be designed using the same local ingredients as the menu, complimenting each other in only the finest and freshest fashion.  Seating will be offered from 6pm – 10pm.  Space is limited.  For reservations, please call 310-828-1585

Scorpacciata Menu
Tuna Crudo
Lemon misto oil, pickled sultanas, toasted pine nuts, caramelized shallots

Beet Caramelle
Chioggia beets and greens, smoked raw milk ricotta, toasted hazelnuts and aged balsamic

Pan Seared Branzino
Young fennel puree, crispy baby artichokes, preserved orange and taggiasca olive gremolata

Chai Spiced Duck
Seared breast and red wine braised leg, baby parsnips, apricot mustarda, vin santo

Cherry Dolce
Rainier and Bing cherries, almonds, olive oil mousse, black pepper ice cream

Five courses - $65
Cocktail pairings - $25

Chef Owner: Celestino Drago     Executive Chef: Evan Gotanda

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Drago Ristorante
2628 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
RSVP: 310-828-1585

Festa Della Mamma - Mother's Day Menu
Sunday, May 8th, 2011

$59 per person
Add Wine Pairings for an additional $30 per person
chef/owner: celestino drago
executive chef: evan gotanda

insalata di vegetali
market baby vegetables, white balsamic vinaigrette
wine: col de’ salici, extra dry -prosecco, veneto 2009
zucca alla chitarra
young squash chitarra, squash blossoms, baby crookneck squash
wine: schramsberg, blanc de blancs, napa valley 2007

risotto di carota
carrot risotto, baby carrot and spring garlic salad
wine: caulino falanghina, michele alois vineyards, campania 2009

storione scottato
pan seared sturgeon, romanesco florets, caviar cream
wine: feudi della medusa, vermentino, sardegna, 2007

vitello arrosto
oven roasted veal loin, english peas, mushroom ragout, truffle sauce
wine: la fenice, barolo, tenimenti famiglia cavallero, piedmonte 2004

crostata di fragole
warm wild strawberry tart, balsamic gelato
wine: montaribaldi, moscato d’asti, piedmonte 2008

Friday, February 11, 2011

This Weekend Only...Drago Ristorante Invites to Join Us for a Very Special Valentines Dinner!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Book your holiday party at Drago Ristorante today!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Drago Ristorante Celebrates Annual dineLA Restaurant Week(s)

From January 25th-30th and February 1st-6th, 2009 these menus will make you appreciate once again how sweet it is to be a foodie in Los Angeles. Come sample our three course prix-fixe meals at very special prices.
Call today for reservations
310.828.1585 or click here !

Three Course Menu - $28

First Course
Primavera Salad - Grilled eggplant, goat cheese, roasted bell peppers with
balsamic dressing
Grilled Calamari with Sicilian caponata
Main Course
Pumpkin tortelloni with sage cream sauce
Petrali Sole, fava beans, lemon and garlic broth
Roasted breast of chicken, rapini, potatoes and mustard sauce
Cold lemon soufflé
Sorbetto or Gelati

Three Course Menu - $44

First Course
Primavera Salad - Grilled eggplant, goat cheese, roasted bell peppers,
balsamic dressing
Layers of diced heirloom tomato, avocado, burrata cheese served in a martini glass with micro purple basil, balsamic and olive oil drizzle
Beef Carpaccio, summer truffle, frisee, pear and Parmesan salad
Main Course
Roasted Quail stuffed with sausage, grilled polenta, sage and prosciutto sauce
Seafood Spaghetti
New Zealand roasted rack of lamb, mint sauce and eggplant timbale
Cold Lemon Soufflé
Sorbetto or Gelati