How Cecconi’s Executive Chef Andrea Cavaliere celebrates Thanksgiving

Originally from Turin, Italy, Andrea Cavaliere has cooked around the world. From England to New York and now Los Angeles, he’s been working for the SoHo House Group for seven years, an English hospitality company that operates hotels, private clubs and restaurants around the world. Andrea is not only responsible for Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, he spends about ten days out of the month overseeing the kitchen operations at Soho Beach House, a private members’ club, in South Beach and New York. So, What does a busy chef like Andrea Cavaliere do during Thanksgiving?

Experiencing Thanksgiving

Chef Andrea moved to the U.S. three years ago, he wasn’t used to celebrating Thanksgiving, “I was born and raised in Italy and we do not celebrate Thanksgiving.” When he was introduced to this American holiday, he became a fan. Andrea tells us, “I love this tradition, it’s like Christmas in Italy. It’s all about the family, the comfort and the food. It’s the most beautiful tradition in the U.S.”

Andrea has worked every single Thanksgiving since he’s been here, offering Cecconi’s patrons a “Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner” with free range turkey, gravy, seasonal vegetables and mash potatoes with black truffles. “I love working Thanksgiving. My family joins me at the restaurant.”

Make it at home

See chef Andrea Cavaliere make Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes, a side he’s offering during Thanksgiving.

Eating out

On November 24, in addition to chef’s regular menu items, Cecconi’s will offer a turkey dinner from 2 PM to close.

Thanksgiving menu:

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinne
Turkey, gravy, seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes, garnished with truffles
Adults for $45
Children 10 & under for $25

Additional Thanksgiving Day Specials
Butternut squash tortelli, amaretti crumble, Parmigiano, butter & sage for $16 (half) $22 (full)
Cauliflower, butternut squash & gorgonzola pizza, shaved black truffle for $38
Ricotta & pumpkin cake for $9