Chef Toni Charmello and Chef David Burke

Drifthouse by David Burke Names Toni Charmello as New Executive Chef

Chef on the Move:

Drifthouse by David Burke, Sea Bright

A new chef is stepping into the kitchen at one of David Burke’s restaurants. The coastal Italian-Mediterranean inspired menu will be led by executive chef Toni Charmello, who has previously worked at Burke’s other NJ restaurants. Though favorites like the shaved artichoke salad and Burke’s signature clothesline bacon will remain on the menu, Charmello is excited to introduce charcuterie boards, housemade pastas (like lobster Bolognese), and wines from the Apulia region of Italy near the heel of the boot, most known for its coastline and farmlands. To celebrate the new menu, Drifthouse will offer a Lobster & Oyster Night special every Wednesday, featuring $12 lobster dishes and $1.50 oysters.

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