Best…. Spaghetti…. EVER.
In our entire lifetime, we never would have thought those words would ever come out of our mouths.
It’s probably because spaghetti is such a common dish all over the world.
I mean, you make that shit at home on a Tuesday when you’re too lazy to do anything else.
But we’re claiming it – the best frikkin’ spaghetti you will ever eat in your entire life (which you will go back for over and over) will be at celebrity chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta restaurants.
We were fortunate enough to have tried it last night at the Scarpetta in The Montage, Beverly Hills.
Here’s a little background from the official website for those of you who aren’t in the foodie circles (and have some strange aversion to food shows on TV):
Found also in New York City and other select locales, Scarpetta has garnered glowing reviews, including a selection as one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine and a nomination for “Best New Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation.” Chef Scott Conant, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, has appeared on The Today Show, MARTHA and Bravo’s Top Chef. He is the host of the Food Network’s “24 Hour Restaurant Battle”, a judge on “Chopped” and has published two cookbooks: New Italian Cooking and Bold Italian.
But seriously – spaghetti?
What’s even more awesome is the entire scope of the menu is amazing – and the gastronomic experience really started with the bread.
Yep, their bread game is tight. (Translation: the bread they serve – FOR FREE – has cheese and ham baked into the middle.)
And then the waiter suggested two things on the menu Scarpetta is really famous for – the Creamy Polenta and the Spaghetti.
Of course, we had to order both.
Needless to say, they were both ah-maze-ing. Enough for us to claim to the world they’ve got the best spaghetti in the universe.
Finally, to add to our already kick-ass experience, while I was scarfing down the creamy polenta using the best free bread on the planet as a makeshift spoon, Scott Conant walked by to check in on how we were doing.
He told us the polenta was how he used to get chicks back in the day.
For more information on Scarpetta Beverly Hills in The Montage Hotel, you can check out their official website at http://www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills/dining/scarpetta/.