DaSilva secured a reputation as one of South Florida’s future culinary stars. The rest of the country got a sample of Paula’s aptitude when the chef appeared on season five of the popular FOX reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. DaSilva was instrumental in creating the concept for 1500°, which deftly blends farm-to-table and classic steakhouse cookery. To execute its acclaimed cuisine she meets frequently with farmers and fishermen to obtain the freshest of ingredients and stay in touch with seasonality and even had a vegetable and herb garden planted on-site at the hotel. And her dedication has hit all the right notes with diners and critics alike. The restaurant was voted “Best New Steakhouse” by Miami New Times and, since opening its doors, has been featured in a slew of high-profile publications. Most recently, 1500° was the only Florida restaurant to be named one of The Best New Restaurants of 2011 by Esquire magazine in its prestigious annual November feature of the same name, penned by noted food and wine author John Mariani.
About 1500º Eden Rock
This farm-to-table restaurant, with a heavy steakhouse sensibility, features creative, vibrant and seasonal cuisine, relying heavily on local resources, all under the auspices of executive chef Paula DaSilva. Formerly of Fort Lauderdale’s acclaimed 3030 Ocean and a finalist on Fox TV’s wildly-popular Hell’s Kitchen, DaSilva brings to 1500 more than a decade’s worth of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, excelling at rustic cookery as well as haute cuisine.