Scott Conant

As one of our country's preeminent Italian chefs, Scott Conant has become widely regarded for several reasons. One, for being a judge on 'Chopped,' the highest rated show on the Food Network. Two is his actual food and critically acclaimed restaurants: Scarpetta (Beverly Hills, NY, Las Vegas, Miami) and D.O.C.G. Enoteca in Vegas. Here's where he loves to go when the apron comes off:

Eleven Madison Park - New York, NY - "Daniel Humm's touch is impeccable. The service is so thoughtful and warm. To witness the transition from what it was to what it is now -- it's nothing short of a miracle."

Meadowood - Napa Valley, CA - "Hands down, one of the best meals of my life. Chris Kostow is a true talent and should be a household name."

Macchialina - Miami, FL - "Michael Pirolo, the chef/owner, is cooking such inspired and deeply flavored Italian food. I can go there three times a week."

Kabuto Edomae Sushi - Las Vegas, NV - "Off the strip in Las Vegas, Kabuto is a true Tokyo-style sushi experience without the high ticket prices of other major cities. Excellent quality fish."

Bern's Steak House - Tampa, FL - "Bern's is the quintessential steakhouse. It's my must go-to whenever I'm in Tampa. It also has one of the best wine lists in the world."