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The Mansion Restaurant Has A New Executive Chef

Tom Parlo is a newcomer to Dallas, but not upscale kitchens.

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After a lengthy search, the Mansion at Turtle Creek has officially hired a new executive chef.

Announced via release, Tom Parlo will take over the kitchen at the storied Uptown restaurant starting this month. Parlo is a newcomer to Dallas, serving most recently as executive chef at Austin’s Hotel Granduca. He’s also spent time in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe like Restaurant Dieter Müller and Postillon.

Look for a farm-to-table approach from Parlo. “Farmers and foragers who pour love and energy into produce create the finest ingredients, and I truly believe in cooking from the heart,” he said in a statement.

Parlo replaces former Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon, who departed the restaurant in November of last year. Davaillon earned rave reviews, including a coveted five-star rating from Dallas Morning News critic a few months into his tenure at the Mansion. Davaillon is currently working on a new restaurant project, Bullion, slated to open in Downtown Dallas next year.

Parlo will officially begin “reviewing menus” and making changes at The Mansion Restaurant next month, but you can bet that former chef Dean Fearing’s famous tortilla soup will remain among the offerings.

The Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219 214 559 2100 Visit Website