When developer Sid Bass built the Americana as downtown Fort Worth’s first “world class” hotel, he included an elegant restaurant, Reflections, in the plans.
Although Bass consulted with Dallas’ Jean Claude Prevot about whom to buy food from, Reflections opened with mixed reviews. Fort Worth is not a town in which to start an expensive restaurant unless the food is consistently of the highest quality. So Bass went back to his favorite Frenchman for help.
Bass didn’t persuade Jean Claude to leave his firmly established Dallas restaurant, but he may have gotten the next best thing. Jean Claude will purchase all the food for Reflections, and his brother, Michel, will manage the restaurant. Jean Claude’s right-hand man, Roger Hyde, will become chef.
Those who can’t afford to dine at either restaurant may be able to benefit from Jean Claude’s expertise. He has made a short video pilot for a cooking series for Channel 13. His budget menu is chicken and vegetables for four. Cost: $4.50.