There are countless numbers of Italian restaurants in Miami and even all over the world. Each restaurant is known for their own individual “must-have” item. Well restaurant owner Scott Conant has his “Spaghetti, tomato and basil.”
Scott Conant is the owner of Scarpetta, which was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. Scarpetta is currently open in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Miami.
I got a chance to go and try out Scarpetta in Miami, which is located at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. Scarpetta is known for their “Creamy Polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms” and their “Spaghetti, tomato and basil.”
So I simply had to try it out.
Let’s start with the “Creamy Polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms,” Conant brings back an appetizer of creamy, cheesy, buttery polenta with morels and preserved truffles that’s one of the best, most amazing things ever to happen to cornmeal. You don’t want to miss out on the experience the polenta brings your mouth. Something that is indescribable.
Now on to the main entree.
“Spaghetti, tomato and basil.” That’s all it says. That’s pretty much what it is. The spaghetti is made in house, that has flavor similar to something you would find in the Mediterranean.
The sauce is what makes this dish. The sauce is infused with basil, along with a red-pepper olive oil and Parmesan cheese — all this makes it perfect. I am not a pasta person, but once I had this I said I would be back for this plate alone. For me to say something like this, you know it has to be good.
Overall Scarpetta is an amazing Italian restaurant with good simple dishes that will keep you coming back for more. If you’re in the mood for some good Italian food, just like you have in Italy, Scarpetta where you need to be at. Scarpetta is all about getting back to the tomato.