Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has plenty of reasons to party.
Chef de cuisine Nina Compton is kicking cheftestant ass in this season of Top Chef; Scarpetta is celebrating its fifth year in Miami; and celebrity chef Scott Conant recently released The Scarpetta Cookbook.
So to celebrate, Scott Conant will host a four-course prix-fixe dinner -- prepared by Compton -- tomorrow night.
The meal costs $95 and the first course options include snapper crudo; roasted fall vegetable salad; sweetbreads; and roasted diver scallops with sunchokes and porcini mushrooms. Pasta choices will range from taleggio mezzaluna with chanterelle mushrooms and potatoes to stracci with mixed seafood and leeks.
Mains dishes are made up of guanciale-wrapped halibut, black bass, pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin, and roasted capretto. For dessert, guests can pick from pumpkin pots de crème with Concord grape preserves and cinnamon froth or sticky toffee pudding with caramel cream and roasted banana gelato.
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Every dish comes straight from the cookbook and a copy of the book is included in the meal's price.
As part of the Miami Book Fair, Scott Conant is also participating in a dinner this evening. The Right This Way: VIP Dinner with Norman Van Aken and Scott Conant takes place at Tuyo Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. tonight and costs $135.
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