The Scarpetta Cookbook - Restaurant in Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas
This is the first time The Scarpetta Cookbook has hit our shelves and we are excited to have it. Chef Scott Conant shares 125 recipes from his acclaimed restaurant located in Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills and more locations.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 370 pages.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Scott Conant
Description: In 2008, Scott Conant's Scarpetta was named one of Esquire's “Best New Restaurants in America" and received a rave three-star review from both the New York Times and New York magazine. Conant now operates five Scarpetta locations in New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Toronto. But if you can't make it to one of those cities, The Scarpetta Cookbook lets you enjoy Conant's inspiring cuisine in your own home.
Scarpetta literally means little shoe," or the shape of a crust of bread when used to soak up the last bit of sauce from a dish. The name represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last bite, and that's entirely appropriate since almost everyone cleans their plate at Scarpetta.
In this beautifully photographed cookbook, Conant presents 125 of his signature recipes, all designed to teach essential cooking techniques. You won't just follow directions, you'll master new skills to last a lifetime -- how to chiffonade fresh basil, how to shape quenelles, or how to debone a chicken. Along with the recipes, you'll find wine pairing guidance from Paolo Barbieri, master sommelier at Scarpetta Las Vegas.
Divided into sections by course, these modern classics perfectly embody Scarpetta's casual yet refined Milan-meets-Tuscany style -- thrillingly simple appetizers like Beef Carpaccio on Parmesan Crackers; delectable antipasti like Diver Scallops with Sunchokes and Porcini; soulful pastas like Black Farfalle with Lobster; and comforting main dishes like Sicilian Spiced Duck Breast with Preserved Orange, as well as a wide selection of classic Italian breads, soups, risottos, and desserts.
Scarpetta is the result of a lifetime of honed craft and cooking experience, perfectly embodying Conant's conception of what Italian food can and should be -- simple yet deliberate, classic yet inventive, sophisticated yet soulful. Enjoy it to the last bite.
Condition: Good condition.