Under new hospitality group, Hotel Derek brings on local chef Rishi Singh

Hotel Derek
Hotel Derek in Uptown is under new management from Evolution Hospitality. (Courtesy Hotel Derek)

Hotel Derek in Uptown is under new management from Evolution Hospitality. (Courtesy Hotel Derek)

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Local chef Rishi Singh will head Revolve Kitchen + Bar at Hotel Derek. He has over 15 years of experience in Houston including in Montrose and the Heights. (Courtesy Hotel Derek)
Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop South, Houston, is beginning to see changes under its new management, Evolution Hospitality. The hospitality group took over the 300-plus room hotel in November and introduced a new executive chef for its restaurant, Revolve Kitchen + Bar, on Dec. 4. The chef, Houston native Rishi Singh, first gained recognition during his stint at Montrose's Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. There, he led test Kitchen Tuesdays and introduced eclectic menu staples such as Vietnamese french fries and Barbacoa Korean Lavash Flatbread, according to a news release. Since then, he has worked at Dry Creek Cafe in the the Heights and downtown Latin restaurant Batagna. At Revolve Kitchen + Bar, Singh plans to bring shareable small plates during the day and a rotating core menu that will be altered twice a year. The first new dishes will include South Texas Hummus with smoked jalapenos, quesadillas, Campechana, a grilled chicken banh mi and the Derek Burger with onion rings smoked jalepeno aioli. The new menu is available in January, the release stated. 713-961-3000. www.hotelderekhouston.com

By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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