VSMD – October 2012 – Eat Your Heart Out
Scarpetta – Toronto
Chef Scott Conant, proprietor of the growing Scarpetta Restaurant empire, has outposts in New York, Las Vegas, Miami Beach and Beverly Hills. But none of the spaces is as peculiar as in the new Thompson Hotel in Toronto’s thriving King West neighbourhood. As the hotel was being built, the owners asked Toronto landscape architecture firm Gh3 to create an outdoor pavillion in the greenspace adjacent to the hotel. Once the firm has built a black, metal, geometric pergola, the hotel contracted with Conant, and the pavilion became an outdoor extension of its main Scarpetta restaurant, which is inside the hotel adjoining the lobby.