Aaron Silverman

Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls | Washington, DC

Chef and restaurateur, Aaron Silverman, opened Rose’s Luxury in October 2013 on Barrack’s Row in Washington, D.C. The goal was to open a comfortable and innovative neighborhood restaurant. In August of 2014 Bon Appétit named Rose’s the best new restaurant in the country. Raised in Gaithersburg, MD, the oldest of two boys; he attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Accounting, Small Business Management and Political Science. In 2003 he graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, MD with his culinary degree. Aaron has worked at McCrady’s in Charleston, SC; Aldea, Insieme and Momofuku in New York, NY. He credits his first kitchen gig at 2941 in Falls Church, VA for inspiring him to carve a path in this industry. Pineapple and Pearls opened in February 2016 with the intention to offer his team’s version of fine dining at night coupled with a neighborhood coffee shop by day. Accolades include best chef Mid-Atlantic 2016 by the James Beard Foundation. Rose’s Luxury earned one Michelin star along with Pineapple and Pearls earning two Michelin stars in 2016. Aaron supports the World Food Program and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Photo by Kate Warren