|Scott Conant, Chef and|
After I’d made this dish, it came as no surprise to learn that Food and Wine had named it one of 10 Best Pasta dishes when it first appeared in 2010. Judging the 10 Best were several chefs not known not known to be pushovers – especially in this category. All three had been named Best New Chefs of the year. There was Scott Conant of Scarpetta in New York and Miami, a chef known for his particularly strong background in pasta cooking. What he may even be better known for is his appearances on the Food Network show “Chopped”. There, he will figuratively run a contestant out of the kitchen if raw red onion appears on any plate put in front of him. He was joined at Food and Wine’s judging table by two other chefs who know their way around an Italian kitchen: Mark Vetri of Vetri and Osteria in Philadelphia and Michael Schlow of Radius and Via Matta in Boston.