Foodies with Benefits

Manzke, Giraud, and Drago Unite For Top L.A. Chefs Dinner

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Talk about a chef supergroup! Walter Manzke and Alain Giraud, both Bastide vets, will join Celestino Drago and the Joel Robuchon Vegas vets and current Bottega Louie team of Alen Ramos and Carolyn Nugent to cook one dish each for a prix-fixe menu at Drago Centro on October 24th. Banding together to fight hunger through the Lee Oneness Foundation, the five-course, $150 “Food Celebration Dinner” will be paired with a silent auction and three differently-priced options of wine for each course. Reservations can be made with Drago Centro, while the silent auction cab be perused online. Check out the menu below and, it shouldn’t be too hard, tell us which chef you think is responsible for which dish in our comments.

World Food Day Celebration
Top LA Chefs Dinner
October 24th, 2010
Drago Centro

Dishes could change before the event

First Course
Sautéed Foie Gras with Figs & Banyuls Sauce

Risotto al Salto with Braised Octopus

Thai Influence Sashimi of Hamachi with Basil, Cilantro & Chile

Second Course
Santa Barbara Prawns & Sea Urchin Custard
with Egg Yolk & Udon Noodles in Katsuo-bushi Broth

Third Course
Duck Ravioli with Truffles

Fourth Course
Veal Duo Braised & Roasted with Wild Mushrooms

Fifth Course
Golden Yuzu Consomme with Rasberry Pearls, Mascarpone Sorbet & White Chocolate Croquant

Mignardises: Exploding Truffle Vanilla, Pistachio & Cherry Financier and Passion Fruit Marshmallow

$150/5-course dinner menu, plus tax and 20% gratuity.

Three tiers of wine pairings will be available, by the bottle and by the glass. Special case prices on featured wines will be available for purchase.

Manzke, Giraud, and Drago Unite For Top L.A. Chefs Dinner