Ravi DeRossi

Restaurateur

Ravi traveled around the world as an artist and painter, before returning to his native New York City and taking the nightlife world by storm. He created a mini-empire of world renowned cocktail lounges and bars, including Death & Company, The Bourgeois Pig, Proletariat, Cienfuegos, Mayahuel, Amor y Amargo and 124 Rabbit Club.

He then established himself as a rising star on the culinary scene with the acclaimed seafood hotspots Desnuda and Bergen Hill. Mother of Pearl brings together these two worlds and is his first hybrid restaurant and cocktail bar. Avant Garden, an upscale vegan restaurant.

A lifelong animal lover, Ravi has launched non-profit BEAST, which will hold fundraising parties to improve animal lives.