Thursday, May 5, 2011

24 Hour Restaurant Battle with Scarpetta's Scott Conant!

The Fissler Foodies visited chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta Beverly Hills, at the gorgeous Montage hotel, for a viewing party for season two of Scott’s Food Network show 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. We had a live split-screen experience with Scott the restaurant host in his incredible Scarpetta open kitchen and Scott the TV host on the big screen. 24 Hour Restaurant Battle pits two teams of aspiring restaurateurs whose challenge is to create a menu and a restaurant from scratch in 24 hours. Because they are competing, the contestants produce some pretty interesting dishes, walking a fine line between daring, and occasionally questionable ingredient choices, and tried and true crowd pleasers. The best recipes get posted at the Food Network site, so you can try them at home. Scott’s got some of his own recipes at his site. Our favorite taste at the viewing party was Scott’s steak tartare on house-made potato chips. We thought of making it at home, but we may just go back to Scarpetta for that!

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