Executive chef Christopher Hache, executive chef Bruno Davaillon
As culinary partnerships go, there could hardly be a more sumptuous combination than the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and a luxe Parisian counterpart. Thus, upscale diners are hotly anticipating the opening of Hôtel de Crillon, also a Rosewood hotel, originally built in 1758 for Louis XV. Not only does said hotel enjoy a fabulous view overlooking the 20-acre Place de la Concorde bordering the Champs-Élysées, it also promises to offer dining fit for — the allusion is irresistible — kings.
The upcoming hotel-and-culinary tour de force is coming to Dallas via an extraordinary six-course tasting menu at the Mansion restaurant that will be available Friday through Friday, July 17 though 24. Chef Bruno Davaillon will be joined by two guest chefs from Hôtel de Crillon: executive chef Christopher Hache, who earned a Michelin star in 2011 for Hôtel de Crillon’s Les Ambassadeurs restaurant, and pastry chef Jérôme Chaucesse, who was named France’s Best Artisan (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in 2015.
Highlights of the “preview” menu include lobster with pickled peach, black garlic and brown butter and black bass with chanterelle, Australian truffle and chive blossom. Of course, extraordinary dining requires equally extraordinary wine. French pairings will be hand-selected by the Mansion’s esteemed wine director, Jennifer Eby. The French-American fusion tasting menu is offered at $115. Wine is also $115.
For reservations, contact the Mansion Restaurant at 214.443.4747. For a view of Place de la Concorde and a similar dining experience? That will have to wait until 2016. Meanwhile, there’s more than enough to be grateful for in Dallas — now.