Scarpetta By Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami
Scott Conant, formerly of L’Impero and Alto, is at the helm of Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s Italian restaurant and an outpost of his recently opened restaurant of the same name in New York City. The restaurant features ocean and poolside views, a wrap around veranda as well as casual dining areas and a cocktail lounge. A light, airy and sophisticated interior displays a refined nautical palette, with elements that reference mid-century Italian design. Floor to ceiling columns, reminiscent of coral or weather-worn driftwood, line the windows, adding an organic, sculptural element. The restaurant’s bold architectural features highlight Conant’s regional menu comprised of clean, crisp flavors prepared in layers to reflect the quality of locally sourced ingredients. Known for coaxing the most sublime flavors out of the simplest ingredients, Conant relies on Florida’s bounty of farm-fresh and organic produce to craft menus of surprising complexity.