Ciao, Drago Santa Monica
January 06, 2012 | by —michelle ward | Food & Drink News
Tortelloni di zucca Drago
Drago Santa Monica is celebrating the end of an era. The legendary Italian eatery is closing its doors at the end of the month after 21 years as one of LA’s favorites. As an honorary tribute, chef Celestino Drago is adding seven throwback dishes from the original 1991 menu to his current list of offerings. Beginning January 9, homemade entrees such as sautéed duck liver with aged balsamic glace and grilled Belgium endive; baked ziti with meat and cheese sauce wrapped with eggplant; and a polenta sandwich with wild mushrooms, fontina cheese and truffle fondue will accompany signature Drago dishes like tortelloni di zucca (pumpkin, sage butter and parmesan cheese) and pappardelle al fagiano (roasted pheasant and morel mushrooms). Arrivederci! 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-828-1585
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