Nearly three years in the making, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek at last has a new executive chef to helm the Mansion restaurant.
Sebastien Archambault, a Lubbock native who first learned his way around a kitchen in his family’s restaurant in Le Bugue, France, replaces Bruno Davaillon — the longtime Mansion chef who departed in late 2015 to head up his own restaurant, the glittering Bullion located downtown at 400 Record.
Archambault’s culinary talents stem from spending time in top kitchens around the world. The École Supérieure de Cuisine Française grad who trained under Guy Savoy and Jean-Francois Rouquette, launched his career in Paris at Restaurant Les Bouquinistes and Restaurant Alain Ducasse.
Later, as co-chef of Restaurant Le Pirate, in Corsica, France, Archambault earned a Michelin star.
He’s also held posts as executive chef of Restaurant Champs-Elysee in Mexico City; executive chef of RH at Andaz West Hollywood; executive chef of Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C.; and executive chef of the Park Hyatt hotel in New York City.
“I am proud and honored to join the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek family,” Archambault said in a statement. “Texas has an abundance of farmers producing excellent ingredients, which I look forward to sharing in fresh, seasonal, and local cuisine.”
Archambault plans to use his classic French cooking technique to create refined, new American food that incorporates regional ingredients and flavors. His full revamped dinner menu debuts this Friday, August 3.