Session 15: Los Angeles Food & Wine: Sophisticated Simplicity at Scarpetta

Award-winning chef Scott Conant, known for his exceptional Italian food, teams with chef Michael Mina, known for his globally inspired cuisine, to create a special luncheon at Scott’s Beverly Hills restaurant. Here, they share their food, their inspiration and the essentials of Italian cooking.

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The philosophy behind Italian cooking is all about simplicity: allowing pristine ingredients to shine through minimal presentation.

Because ingredients are the stars, choose them with care: high-quality olive oil, fresh basil and herbs, the catch of the day.

When you’re planning a meal, think about each element: the ingredients you’re using, the flavors you’re developing, and pair them carefully with wine.