This Food Network all-star tells us what he’s loving right now.
After 15 years cooking in some of New York City’s finest Italian restaurants, Chef Scott Conant opened Scarpetta in New York and Miami Beach in 2008, where he serves seasonally-inspired Italian cuisine. Both received critical success, including glowing three-star reviews from The New York Times and New York Magazine, as well as a four-star review from The Miami Herald, the highest rating possible. The New York location received a 2009 James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant. In 2010, Scott opened up the Scarpetta shop in three new locations. Scott is the author of two cookbooks: New Italian Cooking and Bold Italian. He appears regularly as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped and hosts the Food Network competition series, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Meltem, and their daughter.