Things have been awfully quiet over at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. I’m sure the chef-shocked management team is still licking their Tesar-inflicted wounds and looking for a candidate to carry them back to the top. To this press boxer, the silence can only be bad news for chef David Gilbert. You remember Gilbert, the recent chef of Lazare (more later). Gilbert was rumored to take the top spot at “The Creek.”
Now mind you, nothing above is official, it’s only my speculation. For all I know, Gilbert is a consideration. Tesar left the folks at the Mansion with a PR nightmare. They must be careful to pick a respectful personality for their dining room. You’d think with all of the Mansion alums cooking around town, one of them would jump at the chance. (The job has health benefits.) If I were managing director, Duncan Graham, I know who I’d go auld lang syne for this guy. But I’m not Mr. Graham.