Techniques » What is a Ramp?
Ramps, wild leeks, spring onions...these garlicky Allium family plants go by many names. But whatever you may call them, any gourmand can agree that ramps are the crown jewel of springtime. Charles Draghi of Erbaluce demonstrates cleaning delicate ramps, and suggests how to best enjoy their short growing season in dishes like Whole Broiled Scallops w/ Fresh Ramp Salad.
Charles Draghi, chef/owner of Erbaluce restaurant in Boston, creates dishes influenced by his Italian-French culinary background and classical training. Inspired by local produce from farmers' markets and his own herb garden, he treats presentation as a collaborative art form, from the food to the wine lists and even his own plays that are read in the restaurant. Erbaluce is located on the edge of the Theatre District, so it's only fitting that Charles is also an accomplished playwright.