Anthony Scanio Selected to Lead Restaurant’s Culinary Operations
NEW ORLEANS - Emeril’s Delmonico announced its new chef de cuisine, Anthony Scanio, to lead the legendary restaurant’s kitchen and culinary operations. Scanio was previously Delmonico’s executive sous chef, where he began developing new Creole recipes with roots in the restaurant’s 117-year history.
“Chef Anthony has demonstrated he has the creative abilities, honed skills and culinary foresight to lead the Delmonico team in continuing its excellence and commitment to New Orleans cuisine,” said Chef Emeril Lagasse, the restaurant’s owner and executive chef.
Before joining the Emeril’s team at Delmonico in 2005, Scanio, a New Orleans native, completed culinary courses at Delgado Community College and spent a year in Italy studying the country’s cuisine and staging in Rome. He has previously worked for New Orleans restaurants Café Indo and Herbsaint, where he studied under chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski.
Following Hurricane Katrina, Scanio moved to Emeril’s Orlando before returning to Delmonico as sous chef in 2006. He was promoted to executive sous chef in 2009. Today, he leads the kitchen at Delmonico and oversees all facets of its culinary operations, from sourcing products, to managing the restaurant’s in-house dry-aging program for beef, duck and charcuterie, working with local farmers, and crafting ambitious nightly tasting menus for guests at his kitchen table.
Scanio’s vision and flavor for Delmonico is expressed through his personal New Orleans heritage and a fresh, clean, ingredient-based approach to cooking. He’s returning to the roots of Creole cooking-homey, approachable, fresh and diverse-and including ingredients and techniques that have been long forgotten to reinterpret the dishes for today’s tastes, keeping in tradition with Lagasse’s signature “New New Orleans” cuisine.
Delmonico is open nightly for dinner, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. The bar opens nightly at 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to make reservations by calling (504) 525-4937 or online at www.emerilsrestaurants.com.
About Emeril Lagasse:
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Emeril is a national TV personality who has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network. He is also the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” in addition to his popular Cooking Channel food shows “Emeril Live” and “The Originals with Emeril.” A best-selling author, Emeril has published more than 15 cookbooks, including his recent Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s art and educational programs that inspire and mentor young people. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to children’s causes.