Chef Charles Draghi Is Serving Up a Taste of Erbaluce at Cinquecento

Nov 14, 2019 297


As white truffle season sets in, we find ourselves really missing Erbaluce, which closed on New Year’s Day. The Piedmontese restaurant was a festive mainstay for Italian truffles, which chef Charles Draghi sourced annually from his ancestral homeland of Alba.

So we’re delighted to learn that Draghi has landed his first longterm chef job since shuttering his own restaurant: He’s now leading the kitchen at Cinquecento—and conveniently, the South End trattoria is in the midst of its own annual truffle fest through November 17, featuring among the specials one of Draghi’s best-loved dishes, tajarin.

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