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Scott Conant

  1. Reopenings
    Bar Veloce Dresses Up, Becomes Veloce ClubPlus, more news from the Veloce empire.
  2. Top Chef
    Super Bowl Chef ShowdownPlatt chats about last night’s football-themed episode.
  3. Top Chef
    Top Chef: Super WednesdayScott Conant puts Fabio in his place on ‘Top Chef.’
  4. Mediavore
    Di Fara Pizza Master in Car Accident; NYC Bodegas Go OnlinePlus: Greg Kelly is a McDonald’s vigilante, and Scott Conant looks to Vegas, all in our morning news roundup.
  5. Top Chef
    Starting LineupWho will be on ‘Top Chef: Masters’?
  6. Dream Teams
    Is Danny Meyer Thinking About Getting a Room at the Gramecy Park Hotel?He says he’d be honored to be tapped for the Wakiya space.
  7. Lawsuits
    Scott Conant and Chris Cannon Take the Gloves Off, Sue the Pants Off Each OtherConant wants hard cash; Cannon is upset over hard words.
  8. New York Wine & Food Festival
    Best of the Fest: More From the New York City Wine & Food FestivalFrom chef chats to panel-discussion recaps to, well, a rather frank assessment of Bobby Flay’s dancing skills. Yes folks, it was a VERY special time.
  9. Ask a Waiter
    Scarpetta’s Ricardo Medina Wrangles Chef Groupies‘He just did an episode with ‘Top Chef’ coming out this season.’
  10. Scott Conant
    Scott Conant, Steakhouse Consultant?Could the great Italian chef have an interest in the new Tupelo Grill?
  11. Cheflebrities
    Scott Conant’s Favorite Restaurant Critic Is … Not a Critic at All!Scott Conant tells how he avoids being blindsided by the likes of Platt.
  12. NewsFeed
    Scott Conant Ponders the Might-Have-Beens on ‘Nightline’Think Warren Beatty in ‘Shampoo.’
  13. NewsFeed
    Scott Conant Preens About His Tomato-Sauce MasteryScott Conant whips out his sauce recipe.
  14. Beef
    Scott Conant Knocks Chris CannonIn a loose moment, the Scarpetta chef takes a swipe at his ex-partner.
  15. In the Magazine
    Platt on Scarpetta; Recession-Era Lemonade StandsPlus openings, fava beans, and Gael Greene in this week’s magazine.
  16. Back of the House
    Scenes From San Domenico’s Last SupperPut a bunch of Italian chefs together, and trouble is bound to ensue.
  17. NewsFeed
    L’Impero to Close, Reopen As ConvivioChef Michael White’s restaurant gets out of Scott Conant’s shadow.
  18. VideoFeed
    Restaurant Tour: Inside ScarpettaA year after leaving Alto and L’Impero, chef Scott Conant introduces us to his latest Italian venture.
  19. NewsFeed
    Scott Conant Returns With ScarpettaLost in the shuffle of this year’s high-profile openings has been a major lingering question: What ever happened to Scott Conant? One of the city’s top Italian chefs, Conant last year gave up both of his restaurants, L’Impero and Alto, to pursue a mystery project. (Michael White took over both places, to great acclaim.) Conant monkeyed around in the Hamptons, consulting for a friend, but only now is his next real project in view.
  20. Back of the House
    Ten Moments to Remember From 2007 “Life fades … vision dims … and all that remains is memory.” Such are the haunting first words of The Road Warrior, and we can’t help but think of them as we look back, through heavy lids, at the year that was. 2007 was a memorable restaurant year in so many ways, but there are a few that stick out in our minds. Our favorite moments of the last year would definitely have to include:
  21. The Annotated Dish
    L’Impero’s Pork Belly Sure Bet for Cautious DinersSince taking over from Scott Conant at L’Impero in May, Michael White has made the restaurant’s menu his own. As Gael Greene says in this week’s issue, “His new menu reflects the dazzling sunniness of Southern Italy’s markets and his own unleashed exuberance.” Exhibit A is this appetizer of grilled pork belly with mission figs and arugula. “People don’t want to risk their whole entrée on a pork belly; this way they can order it knowing that they’re safe with their sea bass or whatever,” says White. As always, mouse over the different elements after the jump to hear them described in the chef’s own words.
  22. Mediavore
    ‘Next Food Network Star’ Contestant Accused of Fudging Past; ScottEx-Marine Josh Adam Garcia, one of the standout contestants on The Next Food Network Star, is accused of lying about both his military service and graduating from cooking school. [Marine Corps Times] Scott Conant has Miami and New York projects on the horizon. And his go-to restaurants in New York are Daniel, Café Boulud, Daisy May’s, Blue Smoke, and Tsushima. [RG] Some food-world heavy hitters recollect their greatest meat moments, as a follow-up to yesterday’s Times story about the fatty times we live in. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  23. Mediavore
    ‘Wichcraft Awarded Top NYC Honors; Shake Shack DefendedRegional-food gurus Jane and Michael Stern say that their favorite New York sandwich is … the bacon, egg, and gorgonzola from ‘wichcraft. [NYDN] One of New York’s top burger experts evaluates Steve Cuozzo’s takedown of Shake Shack in the Post, taking issue with key points in the article. [AHT] Chef Michael Schulson is said, in an unconfirmed report, to be leaving Buddakan. [Eater]
  24. Mediavore
    Scott Conant Soon to Be Very Busy; the New Shake ShackScott Conant has lots to keep him busy until his next major restaurant project, including a book, a Home Shopping Network deal, and a pilot for a cooking show. [The Strong Buzz] Earlier: Scott Conant Takes Leave of Alto, L’Impero [Grub Street] A customer sues Zen Palate for serving her jagged little pieces of metal along with her meal. [NYP] The lines at Grom have grown even beyond Shake Shack proportions, stretching a whole city block. [Serious Eats] Related: Grom’s Gelato Conquers New York for Italy [Grub Street]
  25. NewsFeed
    Behind the Scenes at the Conant-Cannon DivorceAs with Brad and Jennifer or England Dan and John Ford Coley, the professional marriage of Chris Cannon and Scott Conant at Alto and L’Impero seemed perfect to the world until the day it broke up. Both men tell Grub Street that they have oodles of respect and love for the other, but in speaking to both, we were able to gather a basic time line of what happened. Some time in the last year, Conant talked to Cannon about new and ambitious plans outside the restaurant, which we gather are still in play but which Cannon wanted no part of. (Conant is doing a little casual consulting for Il Tutto Giorno, a friend’s tiny, 30-seat restaurant in Sag Harbor, but by Conant’s account, that is a minor, separate affair, and he is certainly not to be the chef there.) “There are things I wanted to do, and he wasn’t necessarily on the same page with that,” Conant says. “I need to achieve my potential. The restaurant business is changing, becoming more fluid, and I need to evolve with it.”
  26. NewsFeed
    Scott Conant Takes Leave of Alto, L’ImperoIt looks like Scott Conant, one of the city’s top Italian chefs, will be leaving Alto and L’Impero. Neither restaurant will confirm, but a high-level source with professional connections to Conant and Chris Cannon (co-owner of the restaurants) tells us that former Fiamma chef Michael White will replace Conant in both kitchens. The decision to part was supposedly pretty friendly, though based on longstanding disagreements between Conant and Cannon on how to move forward with their partnership. L’Impero will maintain its focus on southern Italian food, Alto on northern, but our source expects that White will introduce new menus by mid-August.