Charles Draghi

Charles first gained culinary attention for his personalized and highly praised take on contemporary Italian cuisine at Marcuccio’s Restaurant in Boston’s North End. Based on the tastes and freshness of ingredients used by his Piemontese family in their home cooking, paired with his classical French culinary training, Charles has developed a uniquely flavorful cuisine. Charles brings this same cuisine to Erbaluce, punctuating the dishes with the bright flavors of fresh herbs, and sauces based on fruit and vegetable essences, as well as various roasting juices, without the attendant heaviness of added butter or cream reductions. Freed from this heaviness, the dishes have bright, focused flavors, with the freshness of the ingredients being the primary characteristic sensation for diners.