In December when it was reported that La Torretta Lake Resort was expected to go into foreclosure, restaurant fans speculated on what would become of Chez Roux, the Conroe resort’s fine dining room created by celebrated French chef Albert Roux.
At the time, a spokeswoman for the resort told the Chronicle’s Nancy Sarnoff, "hotel management assures our guests, members, neighbors and business partners that there will be no impact to the resort experience, and we do not anticipate any changes on property.”
The restaurant, which earned four stars from critic Alison Cook, is now closed.
Earlier this month, the resort announced the promotion of Matthew Gray to executive head chef. Gray has been with the restaurant since May 2009.
According to a news release, Gray is creating a new menu at the fine-dining restaurant currently in development to take the place of Chez Roux.
We’re awaiting to hear back from a hotel spokesman -- the resort is operated by Noble House -- about the details and direction of the new dining room.
A spokeswoman for the resort reports that ownership has decided to not release details at this time regarding the new restaurant concept."