Paying homage to the inception of Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 1954, Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series is a monthly event that pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s signature dining destinations.

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Scarpetta – Fontainebleau’s critically-acclaimed Italian restaurant by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant – will host a decadent five-course wine pairing dinner prepared by chef de cuisine Nina Compton, with wines hand-selected and presented by Kenneth Killion, U.S. Brand Development Manager for Château Margaux – the prestigious winery located in the celebrated wine region of Bordeaux. Priced at $435 per person, excluding tax and service charge, the evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s dining room featuring a delectable hand-tailored menu crafted by Chef Compton.

As the newly appointed U.S. Brand Development Manager for Château Margaux, Killion is responsible for strengthening the winery’s current relationships with collectors and professionals as well as developing a new consumer base for Château Margaux. Through special events, training, and educational seminars, Killion works closely with key consumers, retailers, distributors, importers and sommeliers to build brand awareness and recruit new consumers to the Château Margaux family of wines, including the release of a third wine, Margaux du Château Margaux. Throughout his career, Killion has travelled extensively, visiting Chile, Argentina, Germany, Spain and France among several other wine producing countries and regions. However, his true love and passion has always been the wines of France, especially those from the Bordeaux region.

The menu, along with wine pairings, is as follows:

FIRST

DIVER SCALLOP CRUDO

Fennel, Orange, Pine Nuts

Château Margaux Pavillion Blanc 2009

SECOND

BRAISED SHORT RIBS OF BEEF

Vegetable & Farro Risotto

Margaux de Château Margaux 2009

THIRD

CHESTNUT CAVATELLI

Veal Cheek & Italian Sausage Sugo

Château Margaux Pavillion Rouge 2005

Château Margaux Pavillion Rouge 2000

FOURTH

LONG ISLAND DUCK

Baby Carrots, Mustard Greens, Sour Cherry Jus

Château Margaux 2004

Château Margaux 1989

Château Margaux 1983

FIFTH

BUDINO DI CARAMEL

Caramel Custard, Brown Butter, Blood Orange Sorbet

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877.326.7412 or by visiting Fontainebleau.com/Cellar1954

Dates for upcoming Cellar 1954 wine dinners follow

June 4, 2014: Pali Wine Co.

October 2, 2014: Dassai Sake Brewery

October 21, 2014: Lewis Cellars Winery

November 18, 2014: Giacomo Borgogno e Figli

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes. For general information or accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit www.fontainebleau.com or call 1.877.512.8002.