Scott Conant
American chef
Scott Conant
Scott Conant is an American chef, restaurateur, food personality, and cookbook author.
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New Italian restaurant by Scott Conant to replace Terrine. And yes, he'll be making spaghetti
LATimes - 23 days
No one bowl of spaghetti has probably garnered as much attention as the spaghetti pomodoro from New York chef Scott Conant. The mound of perfectly twirled pasta with basil and tomato has followed Conant from restaurant to restaurant, and it has landed at his newest venture, an Italian restaurant...
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Watch: Celebrating Negroni Week with Scott Conant
ABC News - 9 months
Food Network's Scott Conant tells us what recipes to pair with the iconic drink.
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What a ‘Chopped’ Judge Thinks About McDonald’s New ‘Artisan’ Sandwich
Time - Healthland - almost 2 years
It’s not every day that you can convince a celebrity chef and owner of multiple highly rated restaurants to grab a meal with you at McDonald’s. But that’s just what TIME did when we heard about the fast food chain’s new Artisan Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich offering, unveiled this week, is a far cry from the days when the company marketed simplicity in the form of “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.” But is it really an upgrade? We asked celebrity chef Scott Conant to test it out and assess the “artisan” claim. Conant, who attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, says he hasn’t eaten at McDonald’s in years. “What happened to the yellow and red?” he asks as he looks around at the restaurant’s modern decor. He arrives at a New York City McDonald’s after a meeting assessing potential items for his own restaurant. “What a funny contrast,” he says. A main course at his restaurant Scarpetta in Los Angeles, Miami, ...
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From the Strip to the Field
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Leo Lionni wrote the story of Frederick, the field mouse, who seemed to be daydreaming while all others were busy gathering food for the winter. "I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days." So it is with this story, told to you in this season of root vegetables and frozen fields. It is a story from the summer of 2013 -- when a group of fabulous (and famous) chefs gathered at Katchkie Farm to celebrate the exquisite gift of bounty, camaraderie and the importance of inspiring the next generation. John Unwin is a dear and long time friend who left NYC and me in 2004, making his way back west, stopping in Las Vegas to run Caesar's Palace for 5 years before becoming CEO of Cosmopolitan. You've seen the ads -- "The Right Amount of Wrong." But I think John's true secret weapon has been the right amount of great -- that is, great food. John curated an artful and extraordinary collection of restaurateurs and chefs. After several years of Fedex-ing our New York State tomatoes to Vegas, ...
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Huffington Post article Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
For Mother's Day, bringing Mom breakfast in bed is special... if you're five years old! As an adult, you should treat Mom to a fabulous Mother's Day brunch. Spoil her with oysters and caviar in Manhattan or blueberry cornmeal griddle cakes in Dallas. GAYOT has handpicked the top 10 restaurants across the country for Mother's Day brunch, arranged in alphabetical order, that will help your family make this holiday a truly memorable one. Blue Duck Tavern Park Hyatt Washington 1201 24th St. NW Washington, DC 20037 The three-course Mother's Day brunch menu at Blue Duck Tavern will include such highlights as duck confit hash with a fried egg, green peas, chanterelles and romaine heart, as well as wood oven roasted scallops with garden ratatouille and lemon vinaigrette. Read the complete restaurant review of Blue Duck Tavern Cafe Boulud The Brazilian Court 301 Australian Ave. Palm Beach, FL 33480 Fête Mom in style with Mother's Day brunch at this Palm Beach d ...
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Zagat: Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events October 22-28
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Monday Suzanne Tracht welcomes fall with a menu of new dishes every Monday at Jar, each showcasing a single ingredient. Tonight it's all about duck -- duck sausage, roasted duck breast with pears and masala, and sticky toffee pudding (no duck). Three courses for $55 each week (8225 Beverly Blvd.; 323-655-6566). [Also see: The 10 Most Annoying Cocktail Trends] Tuesday Hard to believe Scott Conant's Scarpetta restaurant celebrates two years in Beverly Hills today. To honor the milestone, slip in and dine on the special three-course anniversary menu this week. Taste signature dishes like creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms, veal cheek brasato with rutabaga puree, and panna cotta and budino for dessert. Cost is $55 and includes a flight of wine. Available through October 31 (225 N. Canon Dr.; 310-860-7970). [Also see: Mixology Survey Results Are Live!] Wednesday We can't help but feel like Ron Burgundy anytime we sip Scotch, or at least say the famous line from Anchorman ...
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Chef Scott Conant aims to cook like Nona Carmela
Fox News - over 4 years
Chef Scott Conant has built an empire perfecting the food he knows best – Italian.
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Major events on tap for Napa Valley
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Major events on tap for Napa Valley The second annual festival opens at the Napa Valley Opera House with a world premiere: the made-for-Napa film, "Somm," about the competitive world of the Master Sommelier exam. [...] on tap over the course of the event: dozens of guided wine tastings, including a blind tasting led by Mina Group wine director Rajat Parr; exploring the intricacies of The Chronicle's Top 100 Wines with wine editor Jon Bonné; and matching wine and cheese. Cooking demonstrations with Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Michael Chiarello of Bottega, Christopher Kostow of the Restaurant at Meadowood, Cindy Pawlcyn of Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and Scott Conant of New York's Scarpetta are also on the schedule, as are celebratory lunches, dinners and "First Taste Napa" - a taste-around of the city's restaurants gathered together at Copia.
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Famous chefs get nostalgic about summer foods
Bites on Today - over 4 years
Nigel Parry, FeaturePix By Alex Vallis, Food & Wine Fried clams, tomato salad, strawberry shortcake — even celebrity chefs and professional eaters like Michael Symon and April Bloomfield love classic summer foods. Here, the country's best chefs recall childhood obsessions, and the reveal the warm-weather dishes they crave right now. Read on to see who ate tuna-on-white at the beach (with eight siblings) and what ingredient fuels one Iron Chef's stamina. The memories lead to our favorite summer recipes. Melanie Dunea Mario Batali, Babbo, NYC Then: "My mom's blackberry pie and vanilla ice cream." Now: "It still gives me goosebumps." Melanie Dunea Scott Conant, Scarpetta, NYC Then: "My father was one of those guys who would go and get a bunch of corn on the cob and leave it on the stove to snack on. Very simple: Cooked in water with salt." Now: "Pasta alla Checca: A hot pasta mixed with room temperature mozzarella, olive oil, basil and tomatoes. That's the q ...
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'Food Network Star' recap: Zingers, ringers and whammys
LATimes - almost 5 years
It was a good news bad news night for Josh. Yes, he was "Chopped" from "Food Network Star." But this means he gets back to being a sushi-making rock star, right? A brilliant "Chopped" challenge opened up the third episode of Season 8 and continues to illustrate that this three-way battle among the Flay Man, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown -- above -- is not just for the cameras. OK, maybe it's a little bit for the cameras. But it's becoming clear that they want to win it as much as they want the bragging rights. Each judge has a unique way of trying to get the best out of his or her team. The Flay Man plays remote father. If you want his love and adoration, you gotta work for it. He's not handing it out freely. Giada is like a more maternal Lady Macbeth. She encourages her little chickadees, but she has a stare and a glare that makes clear she'll cut anyone lose who does not get her closer to the finish line. (Speaking of that glare: She'll use it to put a whammy on competitor ...
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Ellen Sterling: Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit: The Celebration of Food Gets Bigger Each Year
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The sixth Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit festival of food and wine in Las Vegas was a huge success, bringing the city's -- and the world's -- top chefs together with food lovers from several countries to taste fabulous food in a city that is becoming -- if it isn't already -- the brightest dining spot in the nation and a very bright spot in the whole world. (Vegas Uncork'd, by the way, is written with that apostrophe between the "k" and the "d" to represent the wine cork in the logo.) Back in February, 308 chefs and sommeliers kicked off the event with a Guinness record-breaking uncorking of 308 bottles of wine simultaneously. The actual event began with Wolfgang Puck uncorking a bottle of Mionetto prosecco to celebrate the opening of the Vegas Uncork'd and the 20th anniversary of his first Las Vegas restaurant. It was followed by a lunch at Spago hosted by Puck and Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport. Four Master Series dinners hosted in their restaurants at Caesars P ...
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Oprah Buys Homeless Man Feast, Gives Him Money To Boot
News One for Black America - almost 5 years
Recognized as having a heart of gold, the humanitarian talk show diva Oprah Winfrey and her OWN cable network executives were having a creative meeting while dining al fresco at the super-posh Beverly Hills restaurant Scarpetta.  When a hungry homeless man approached her table and pleaded for a hot bowl of soup, true to form, she responded in a huge way, reports the New York Post. SEE ALSO: 11 Black Celebrity Moves That Backfired According to unidentified sources, who also overheard the now cable TV mogul say “I wish I could green light everything,” Oprah put the brakes on her five-course meal when the vagrant approached her patio table and humbly asked, “Oprah, can you help a homeless guy get a bowl of soup, please?” The mighty “O” quickly responded to the man’s request by stating, “Please, can we get him some money, get him a meal.” The homeless stranger respectfully introduced himself to Oprah and told her his name was Eddie.  Oprah then looked at the man and told him, “God ...
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Viva los veggies? Vegas restaurants gamble on vegetarian menus
Bites on Today - almost 5 years
Cindi Avila Heirloom beet salad from Michael Mina at The Bellagio. By Cindi Avila Over the last decade the Las Vegas dining scene has won tourists over, becoming one of the best dining destinations in the country. Now, more restaurants are gambling with meat-free menus and hoping to hit the jackpot. There is no denying the trend toward less meat in the American diet. According to a new survey from Hunter Public Relations, 14 percent of Americans 18 and older (roughly 33 million) are incorporating less meat into their diets this year. And restaurants are adapting — even in Sin City. When resort magnate Steve Wynn became a vegan and mandated that all his restaurants in Las Vegas offer several vegan (no meat, dairy or eggs) options, he didn’t know what a winning proposition it would be. More than a year later, restaurants all over the Vegas Strip are trying to get a piece of the meat-free pie. While some upscale restaurants in the country are still turning their nose down at ...
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A foodie’s guide to Marlins Park
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
Among the foods available at Marlins Park are oysters and fish ceviche, both from Don Camaron, and a Cuban sandwich from Latin American Grill. (Photos by Gary Coronado / Palm Beach Post) Peanuts and Cracker Jacks? Por favor! This is South Florida, home of Latin flavors and James Beard Award-winning chefs. You didn’t think the artsy new baseball park in the heart of Miami would be content with stadium food, did you? Neither did the Miami Marlins. They welcomed fans to their new stadium in Little Havana last week for opening night against the St. Louis Cardinals with quintessential Miami fare, everything from fresh pork sandwiches to mojo-marinated plantain chips to tangy ceviche. But well before that, it was clear foodies would be welcome at Marlins Park. In late February, the owner’s wife, Julie Loria, co-hosted the most buzzed about event at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival event at the ballpark, complete with culinary celebrities like Martha Stewart, Michel ...
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''Fried Chicken for Ladies Who Lunch'' - New York Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
... Chang's Má Pêche in midtown, Susur Lee at the tragically located Thompson Hotel on the Lower East Side) or saddled with a poky, ungainly space, like the one Scott Conant's doomed Faustina briefly occupied off the lobby of the Cooper Square Hotel
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NYTimes - over 5 years
Glorious Corn A panel discussion, ''In Defense of Corn,'' will be sponsored by the Greenmarkets today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the French Culinary Institute, 462 Broadway (Grand Street), $15 from At the Italian Table Barilla, the Italian food company, is having an interactive exhibition with cooking classes, and
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Dining Calendar - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The events will be today and Thursday from 10 am to 3:30 pm, and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm The guest chefs include Massimo Bottura from Modena, Italy, and Sara Jenkins and Scott Conant from New York. Admission, to benefit the Food Bank for New York
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Free Food Alert: Chef Scott Conant's (Scarpetta) Ricotta And Spinach Gnudi - Gothamist
Google News - over 5 years
Chef Scott Conant, the talented man behind the upscale Italian restaurant Scarpetta, is joining a roster of other chefs for a month-long "All-Clad Chefs Tour," which of course features the federally-mandated food truck. On Friday Conant will be dishing
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Scott Conant
  • 2014
    Age 43
    In September 2014, Empire Resorts announced that Conant plans to open Impero Steak by Scott Conant - an elegant and modern Italian steakhouse - at the proposed Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills.
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  • 2010
    Age 39
    In July 2010, the reality food-competition television show "24 Hour Restaurant Battle" premiered on the Food Network, starring Conant as the host and head judge.
    More Details Hide Details The television show pits two teams of two people against each other as they open up a restaurant from scratch in 24 hours. The show ran two seasons.
    In October 2010, Conant opened Scarpetta in Beverly Hills, at the Montage.
    More Details Hide Details The Los Angeles Times voted Conant Best New Chef in Los Angeles.
    In June 2010, Conant announced he was planning on opening two new restaurants in Las Vegas later that year at The Cosmopolitan.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    In November 2008, Conant opened a second restaurant in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, where it received four stars from the Miami Herald.
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  • 2007
    Age 36
    Conant left L’Impero and Alto in 2007, and in 2008 opened a new restaurant, Scarpetta, located in Chelsea, Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2008, Scarpetta received a positive three-star review from The New York Times and New York Magazine. In November 2008, Scarpetta was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. Scarpetta was nominated in early 2009 for "Best New Restaurant in America" by the James Beard Foundation.
    Conant's initial television appearances included segments of The Today Show and, in 2007, on Home Shopping Network with a line of cookware, "Scott Conant’s Signature Creations."
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    Conant married his wife, Meltem, in Bodrum, Turkey, in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters. While at the CIA, Conant interned at the famous New York City restaurant San Domenico, an experience that had a decisive impact on the young chef. After graduation, he spent a year in Munich, Germany, mastering the art of pastry at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. He returned to the United States and San Domenico, working as a sous chef and helping the restaurant garner three stars from The New York Times.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    A year later, Conant’s signature pastas appeared on the cover of Food & Wine, and the magazine went on to name Conant one of America’s “Best New Chefs” in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details L’Impero received top honors from the James Beard Foundation in 2003, including “Best New Restaurant” in the U.S. and “Outstanding Restaurant Design.” In October 2003, Conant was featured on the cover of Gourmet for its “Chefs Rock” issue, and in March 2004, Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl named L’Impero one of her favorite New York restaurants. Following L’Impero, Conant went on to open Alto, a "sophisticated" Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan that offered his interpretation of Northern Italian cuisine.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    In September 2002, Conant opened L’Impero in Tudor City.
    More Details Hide Details Within weeks, the restaurant received a rave three-star review from The New York Times, which stated, "is turning out dishes full of flavors that are joyous and highly refined. From the simplest preparations to the most complex he is almost always in control and in tune." Gourmet declared that Conant “raises the roof on the Manhattan school of Italian cooking.”
  • 2000
    Age 29
    Conant and his modern take on Italian cuisine got the attention of New Yorkers, earning him a loyal following and a glowing two-star review from The New York Times in 2000.
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  • 1995
    Age 24
    In 1995, Cesare Casella selected him to be chef de cuisine at Il Toscanaccio, an Upper East Side Tuscan-style restaurant.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, Conant went on to revamp two institutions: Barolo in SoHo and Chianti on the Upper East Side. Conant then became executive chef at City Eatery, located on the Bowery in New York City.
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born on February 19, 1971.
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