In a Big Think video interview, Scott Conant tells how he sniffs out under-the-table scribblers: “We have pictures, we have detailed reports, we fax numbers back and forth with other restaurants — you know, this is the credit card they use…” His favorite critic? Mr. Anthony Bourdain. Nice dodge, Scotty! This is what Platt gets for granting him three stars at Scarpetta
? In another segment, Conant plays the critic himself: "I’ll say this on camera — [Jean-Georges has] hands-down the best lunch in New York City, I think."