The world's most michelin starred chef, Joël Robuchon, was rumored earlier this week to be opening a restaurant in Houston, specifically that he will be taking over TABLE on Post Oak's space to create his own L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon based in Houston.
The French chef is considered by some culinary circles to be the "Chef of the Century," given his Michelin star stockpiles (a mind-blowing 28 in total) and topping the list for best restaurants from Bill Addison's for L'Atelier at MGM Grand on his National Eater 38 to The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 for his restaurant in the Seventh Arrondissement of Paris, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Not to mention a restaurant empire that spans from Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Monaco, Paris, and Tokyo.
But it appears Robuchon is not tied to the TABLE on Post Oak's revamp as reported, when the excitement from the rumor died down it became clear Robuchon is not involved in Table, and the posh Galleria-area restaurant will not become a L'Atelier.
There did appear to be some truth to the rumor, Table, is in fact in the midst of a transition. For several months now new management has been working quietly to revamp operations at Table. The reveal of those changes should be public by winter — with possibly even a new name. We reached out to Table to receive further information and received a written statement that the restaurant has joined into management services agreement with Invest Hospitality, LLC ("IH"), which is led by Alexandre Gaudelet. With our without Robuchon's accolades we're still eagerly awaiting what TABLE has in store for Houston.