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Chef Paula DaSilva Is Leaving 3030 Ocean (Again), And The Restaurant Will Undergo A Complete Overhaul

June 22, 2015 — Fort Lauderdale’s acclaimed modern American seafood restaurant 3030 Ocean will close temporarily on Aug. 24 to undergo a complete renovation, and once it does, executive chef Paula DaSilva will part ways with the restaurant.

This is not the first time the restaurant at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort will undergo such a dramatic overhaul. In fact, the last time it happened, it was DaSilva leading the charge. 

In 2013, the Brazilian chef, who competed on "Hell's Kitchen" season five, told the Broward-Palm Beach New Times that, after about 14 years of service, the place was in need of a face-lift.

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“3030 spent so much time being fine dining. We still have tablecloth and I really want this to be more of a place that locals will drive to,” DaSilva said at the time.

DaSilva began her culinary career at 3030 Ocean in 2000 under chef Dean James Max, but she left in 2010 to head farm-to-table restaurant 1500 Degrees at Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach.

She returned to 3030 Ocean as executive chef in 2013 after her mentor, chef Max, departed. Now after two years at the helm, DaSilva will take some time off to travel before taking her next culinary steps.

“My time at 3030 has been an influential part of my growth as a chef,” DaSilva said in a press release. “It has been home for a long time, but I am looking forward to whatever comes next.”

The restaurant is already searching for DaSilva’s replacement. Once 3030 Ocean re-opens on Nov. 1, expect a new look, new menu and, of course, a new chef.

While 3030 Ocean undergoes renovations, other dining options at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort will continue to serve guests. Riva serves breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, and the oceanside Sea Level Restaurant recently introduced new seasonal dishes for the summer.

3030 Ocean; 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale

 

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