R5 Coffee with the Chef: a Q&A with Chef Scott Weiss of Fig & Olive

Scott Weiss

Fig & Olive
696 White Plains Rd Scarsdale    
(914-725-2900 figandolive.com)

Culinary Hero…Roger Vergé, who invented the French Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine.
Last Book Read…Setting the Table by Danny Meyer.
My Favorite Place to Dine Out…Blue Ribbon in SoHo. The food is delicious; the atmosphere is dark, quiet, almost secluded; and it’s open until 4 am every day.
I Hate It When I’m Dining at a Restaurant and…it’s freezing.
The Craziest Part of My Job Is…everything. It’s a crazy life to be a chef.
The Most I Would Pay for a Meal Is…a lot—five hundred dollars or more per person.
Culinary School Can’t Teach…speed.
The Food Trend I Hate Most Is…molecular cuisine.
My Favorite Music Artist Is…Billy Joel and Jay-Z
My Favorite Movie Is…My Cousin Vinny
What Westchester Diners Most Want…Warm hospitality and an accessible menu.
What Surprised Me Most About Cooking in a Westchester Restaurant…It’s no different than cooking elsewhere, including major capitals.

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