Owner RAVI DEROSSI
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.
As a lifelong animal lover, his newest venture and "passion" project is Avant Garden, an upscale vegan restaurant, which opened this summer in the East Village. Avant Garden will be launched in unison with his non-profit BEAST (Benefits to End Animal Suffering Today), which will hold regular fundraisers for animal rights organizations.
Mixologist JANE DANGER
Jane began her bartending career at CBGB's, a punk rock music club on the Bowery. Taking a full 180 turn, she began cocktail waitressing at the new Death & Company in 2006. This sparked her interest in the finer drinks in life.
From there she went on to work the bar at Please Don't Tell, where she served chef-made specialty hot dogs and bespoke cocktails under the guidance of Jim Meehan. During this time, she also worked under Sasha Petraske in the west village at Jazz cocktail den, Little Branch.
Moving uptown a bit, two years were devoted to the skill of fine dining service at The NoMad Hotel working closely with Leo Robitschek, on classics and original drinks. From there, she began her own beverage program at the rum punch bar Cienfuegos, in Manhattan's eclectic East Village, where she spends most of her days and nights.