Toasted Polenta Waffle at Scarpetta

The Restaurant: Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills

The Dish: Toasted Polenta Waffle at Scarpetta

The Ingredients: A waffle (made with cornmeal) under a dollop of ricotta and blueberry compote (or pears and banana depending on the season)

The Sobering Truth: It's hard to find fault with anything that looks like a carnival food and we will not try here. Polenta is filling and when served up in waffle form, can do a great job of mopping up alcohol residue. Scarpetta offers unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and Bellini's at brunch, too, if you're looking to do more damage. ($22)