Another chef who led a Michelin-starred Las Vegas restaurant is heading to Dallas. That makes three.
Executive chef Christophe de Lellis has spent nearly seven years at Joël Robuchon’s restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, where he earned a loyal following and achieved longevity in the fine dining scene. Now, after 13 years in Robuchon’s kitchens (and Sage Restaurant at Aria before that), he’s headed to Dallas to open a new restaurant, Mamani, with the owners of Namo, Brandon and Henry Cohanim.
Mamani is slated to open late this year.
I met Christophe when I dined at Robuchon a few years ago, and a friend who knew him at Sage and worked with him at Robuchon tells me he’s a great guy with tremendous talent.
You probably recall that Bruno Davaillon, the former Mansion on Turtle Creek chef, also ran a Michelin-star kitchen in Las Vegas before he was recruited to Dallas. One more makes a trend, so who’ll be next? Or can we count John Tesar as the third? He used to run RM Seafood in Las Vegas, and now his Orlando Spoon restaurant carries a Michelin star.