Chef Kevin Crowell of Detente - Biography

Martha's Vineyard, MA

August 2013

Chef and owner of Détente restaurant in Edgartown, Kevin Crowell has honed his skills at some of the finest restaurants on Martha's Vineyard. Crowell got his start through a serendipitous summer job opportunity at Cape (Cod) Smoke House that turned into a career and life-changing experience. Inspired by their travels through Italy, Spain and France, Crowell and his wife Suzanna opened the doors of Détente in 2005. Since then, Détente has won the Best of Boston award given by Boston Magazine multiple times, and has also been awarded the highest Zagat rating on the island. The restaurant's signature dish reflects the island’s laid back and luxurious style perfectly: Truffle Tree Ripened Peaches Dressed in Verjus and Draped in Warm Teleggio Cheese with North Tabor Arugula.