Paul Del Favero
Paul Del Favero is an award-winning chef with a dynamic record of excellence and more than twenty years experience in all facets of cooking and restaurant management. Born in Larchmont, NY, Paul inherited his passion for food from his mother, who encouraged him to attend Peter Kump’s School of Culinary Arts in Manhattan. In1981 he entered La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, and years later, with an impressively star-studded resume spanning Europe and the States, he made his way back to New York.Paul headed to the Hamptons, where he is credited with putting the East End’s famous Nick and Toni’s on the culinary map. Over the next decade, satisfied diners and critics followed him to Henry’s in Bridgehampton and The Maidstone Arms, an historic inn and restaurant located on Main Street in East Hampton. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Las Vegas, where he collaborated with restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality chef Bobby Flay to launch Mesa Grill Las Vegas at the legendary Caesar’s Palace. Now, after nine successful years at Mesa Grill Las Vegas, Paul has come back to the East End of Long Island. Here he’s always been inspired by the farm and sea bounty, and returning to the Hamptons feels like returning home.
Nick and Toni’s – Food & Wine Magazine — Three Stars, 1993
Nick and Toni’s – The New York Times — Two Stars, 1994
Nick and Toni’s – GQ Golden Dish Award, 1994
Henry’s – Long Island edition of The New York Times – Three Stars, 1999
Mesa Grill Las Vegas – Michelin Star, 2008