Food & Drink


2016 Winner: Erbaluce


Chef/owner Charles Draghi and partner Joan Johnson serve extraordinary traditional Piemontese cuisine with rare Northern Italian wines at their hidden Bay Village indie, elevated by meticulous sourcing (notably of sustainable local seafood), abundant fresh fruit and herbs, and exacting Old World technique. Exhibit A is a lobster risotto with roasted lobster coral, fennel, saffron and tarragon, boasting that most elusive of restaurant grails: perfect risotto texture. Over a Boston landscape pocked with hundreds of utterly ordinary Italian restaurants, Erbaluce consistently soars.


69 Church St., Boston • (617) 426-6969

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