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The French Room Taps Michael Ehlert as Chef

The chef is announced, but mum's the word on the new interior.
By Nancy Nichols |
Michael Ehlert at The Adolphus in Dallas.

Ever since the Adolphus closed The French Room for renovation, the PR folks have been very quiet. They are guarding the new look and food and sending info out in tiny spurts. Today they busted out a big press release announcing Michael Ehlert, the talented man who has somewhat quietly built a solid reputation in Dallas during his stints at Front Room Tavern and Hibiscus.

Ehlert also had a brief association with Bailey’s Prime Steakhouse, where his wife Jennifer Jaco was sommelier, when he cheffed for owner Ed Bailey’s The Chesterfield down town. He also thrilled diners briefly at CampO Modern Country Bistro in Oak Cliff.
According to the release:

The French Room unveils Chef Ehlert’s interpretation of classic French cookery, seamlessly blending the technique and discipline of fine French cuisine with the warmth and approachability of modern and elevated dining experiences. The winner of numerous awards and accolades, The French Room is the only restaurant in Texas to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond award for 25 consecutive years.

In addition to the French Room, Ehlert will oversee the food and beverage offerings at a brand-new concept, The French Room Bar and Salon, “a chic, lounge-worthy space that welcomes guests just outside of The French Room and features curated artwork from prominent Texas artists. The Bar, adjacent to The French Room, is an effortlessly cool and stylish cocktail venue offering a thoughtful beverage program and shareable plates.”

Downtown is getting fancy. Bruno Davillion is getting ready for his close up when he debuts his new spot Bullion. Both are scheduled for spring openings.

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