Drago Centro is Celestino Drago’s latest contribution to the L.A. dining scene, a modern glass-fronted restaurant that draws downtown bankers like bulls to red capes. Chef de Cuisine Ian Gresik helms the Italian kitchen on a daily basis, and now, they’ve debuted a three-course “Eat & Run” prix fixe menu. At lunch, $25 now gets you a meal that includes le lattughe miste – mixed baby lettuces with shaved Parmesan and red wine vinaigrette; la coda – braised oxtail with soft polenta; and il tiramisu. The meal is designed to be eaten in 30 minutes. The menu will change depending on what ingredients are in peak season.
Chef Gresik’s revised lunch menu now includes dishes like l’insalata di cappesante – seared scallops with butter lettuce and lemon poppy seed dressing; il risotto con zucca e pancetta – risotto with butternut squash, pancetta and Taleggio cream; and i garganelli – garganelli with pork sausage, Parmesan and fennel seeds.