CORSAIR BY Scott Conant,
The Maestro of Italian & Mediterranean
You might consider Scott Conant the Michelangelo of the American culinary scene. Like the multitalented Italian painter who excelled as a sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer, Conant has mastered status as an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television culinary competition judge and host of his own television series – not to mention a devoted family man.
But if you think Conant’s magic touch lies solely focused on cibo italiano (Italian food), think twice. The auburn-bearded chef has hit it out of the park – again – this time with CORSAIR by Scott Conant at Turnberry Isle Miami where the menu seamlessly blends his signature Italian expertise with the cuisines of America and the Mediterranean. And, without doubt, the novel hot spot deserves a top spot in the 2015 South Florida Opulence Best in Class Dining Hall of Fame.
“The dishes at CORSAIR taste so authentically unique – it’s like you’re eating right in mama’s (or, in this case, papa’s) kitchen in the heart of Istanbul, but with a modern American-meets-Italianflair,” said Robin Jay, Editor in Chief, South Florida Opulence. “One of the reasons it’s such a memorable experience is because you can tell each recipe was designed from the heart. Conant himself couldn’t be more down to earth. On the evening we first enjoyed a menu tasting at CORSAIR, Scott was there with his lovely wife Meltem. They sat together privately and gazed into each other’s eyes like newlyweds – and that’s exactly the true passion melded right into the menu. You see, Meltem is from Turkey and her strong influence on Scott has translated into a brilliant influence within the offerings at CORSAIR.”
When South Florida Opulence called Scott to tell him the news of being chosen for a Best of the Best Award, he said, “Being part of the Best of the Best is a true honor. The work and the vision that went into CORSAIR has been tremendous. I’m proud of the team and humbled to be recognized.”