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Is Scott Conant Opening a Second Miami Restaurant?

Celebrity chef Scott Conant has a lot on his plate.

The chef, who is frequently seen on many Food Network shows including Chopped, is a successful cookbook author and restaurateur. His Scarpetta first opened in New York City in spring 2008. A Miami Beach location, at the Fontainebleau, opened later that year. Additionally, there are Scarpettas in Beverly Hills, Toronto, and Las Vegas, along with another endeavor, D.O.C.G. Enoteca, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Does the chef have plans to expand his culinary empire in Miami?

See also: Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fifth Anniversary, His New Book, and Miami's Food Scene

A recent listing on culinary trade organization, Culintro, states an "acclaimed chef" is opening a "fine-dining restaurant at a hotel and resort in Miami, Florida."

The listing goes on to say the restaurant is "seeking management candidates for all front-of-house and back-of-house positions such as General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Restaurant Manager, Sommelier, Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chef and Pastry Chef. Candidates with serious management experience in fine dining or hotel restaurant will be considered."

The restaurant is also providing, "competitive salary, plus benefits (insurance, vacation, 401K, etc) and moving costs if applicable."

What really caught our eye, however, is the contact email at

We contacted a rep for chef Conant, who confirmed that "a restaurant is opening in the Miami area," but stated it was too early for any details.

We can only hope Scarpetta spawns a clone on the mainland, although we'll still gladly cross the causeway for a taste of that addictive spaghetti.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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