This spring, chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Scott Conant debuts Fusco, his first solo New York City restaurant in nearly a decade. Named for his grandmother Carminella Fusco, who embodied old-world hospitality, the restaurant is located in the former Veritas space in the bustling Gramercy neighborhood, offering an upscale approach to Italian cuisine in an elegant setting.
Designed by Brian Leister, who conceptualized the interior for Conant's SC Culinary Suite, Fusco evokes a warm and welcoming vibe reminiscent of one's own home. A sophisticated bar and high-top seating area opens into an intimate dining room, where guests gather in cozy banquettes over Conant's house-made pastas and Italian fare, served with a thoughtful selection of new and old world wines. Suspended above, chandeliers add a gilded glint to the softly lit space.
Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating culinary experiences with thoughtful hospitality and soulful cuisine. He is the chef and owner of newly opened Mora Italian, a modern osteria in Phoenix, AZ and The Ponte, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, as well as Fusco in New York City’s Gramercy Park. His other ventures include Scarpetta in Miami. Scott has published three cookbooks and is a frequent guest judge on Food Network’s Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.