Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating food that is unexpected and soulful. Scarpetta in New York City garnered a glowing three-star review from The New York Times and was named one of the Best New Restaurants in America by Esquire magazine. In 2008, Conant opened Scarpetta at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau resort, which received a four-star review from The Miami Herald. In 2009, Scarpetta received a nomination for Best New Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation. In June 2010, Conant opened Scarpetta Toronto at the Thompson hotel and October 2010 brought Scarpetta Beverly Hills to Montage Beverly Hills. He opened a fifth location as well as D.O.C.G Enoteca, a new wine bar, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in early 2011. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Conant was named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine in 2004. He has appeared on The Today Show, MARTHA and Bravo’s Top Chef. On the Food Network, Conant is a guest judge on “Chopped” and serves as host of the “24 Hour Restaurant Battle.” Conant has published two cookbooks: New Italian Cooking and Bold Italian.