MIAMI (CBSMiami) – They call it the “La Tavola della Tamiglia” meaning The Family Table in Italian.
It’s a Sunday night feast especially designed for sharing with family and friends that is now being served at Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It’s a creation of celebrity chef and owner Scott Conant.
The three course Italian feast is priced at $45 per person.
“You get a selection of three courses, namely two or three depending on the size of party, then a pasta or two, then a fish and another protein and then dessert,“ explained Chef de Cuisine Marlon Rambaran. “Everything is designed to share. We try to take away table service and let you enjoy yourselves with friends and family. It’s big family style eating – that’s it.”
This Sunday supper is a non-stop food fest. To begin CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo was served a table filled with the chef’s signature appetizers; a rustic Italian dish with a fried egg on top, a buratta with heirloom tomatoes in a pesto sauce, a gazpacho soup with marinated fresh himachi and chef Conant’s signature creamy polenta topped with fresh parmesan and truffle mushrooms.
“That just melts in your mouth,” said Petrillo. “The polenta is super creamy and then you can taste the truffle and mushrooms inside. It’s the ultimate comfort food on a spoon right here.”
The burrata with broccoli rabe pesto sauce was light and divine as was the special gazpacho soup with a twist of hamachi and tuna inside.
“That soup is heaven on earth. There’s the creamy cold taste of soup and the fish has a kick and a spice. It’s a wonderful summer soup,” Petrillo said.
Then it was onto the entrée. A “fresh as can be” local grilled snapper with potatoes and veggies and a super tender porchetta, or pork, served sliced and juicy .
But,the jaw dropping moment happens when the traditional Timpano arrives .
“You need muscle to handle that thing. A little feast for the eyes I would say,” said Petrillo watching as the dish was rolled out by two people.
It’s an old world style baked pasta dish with layers upon layers of pasta, meats, soft and hard cheeses.
“It’s like what my Italian aunts used to make but a lot better,“ Petrillo joked as she took her first bite. “Its got soft texture, the flavors are unreal.”
And just when Petrillo thought there was not a bite left in her – dessert arrived. It was a mixed berry crisp with vanilla gelato and a terrific tiramisu with marscarpone mousse.
For a scrumptuous Sunday supper for the whole family, check out Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.