Parigi, the chic little Oak Lawn bistro with heart of Paris and the soul of New York, is celebrating 30 years of charming Dallas. With an effervescent spirit and relaxed style it will be forever young as it continues to charm guests with a cosmopolitan menu.
Located in the trendy and historic Oak Lawn neighborhood, Parigi bistro opened in 1984 by founder Andree Falls and continues to exude the essence of continental bistros and the heart of Big D hospitality. “Whatever It Takes” is the staff motto emblazoned on the tee shirts of managers and servers alike.
Current executive chef-owner, Janice Provost has big plans for Parigi’s 30th anniversary year, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 5, at Parigi with a birthday fete called “A Celebration of Friends of Parigi.” Ticket prices are $84 in homage to Parigi’s founding in 1984.
Guests attending the 6-9 PM event will enjoy tasty fare from Parigi along with Veuve Cliquot and Belvedere Vodka. Special musical guest wil be Vince Martinez. Founder Andree Falls is expected to attend. During the evening, Provost, who honed her culinary skills at El Centro, will announce the establishment of a special scholarship in Parigi’s honor for the Food and Hospitality Institute at El Centro College.
Also as part of the birthday celebration, Provost is spearheading a team of top Dallas women in food and wine to prepare dinner to be auctioned off at the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the country’s largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Provost has also been invited to appear at the James Beard House in New York Nov. 12 where she will showcase an “all-girl” team in the kitchen and feature wines by female vintner Amb. Kathryn Walt Hall.
Provost is a pioneer in the organic and local food movement, which she has long crafted into cosmopolitan menu offerings that appeal to discerning diners who enjoy tasty cuisine with global references.
“We have been catering to the tastes of Dallas’ discriminating patrons for 30 years,” says Provost. “Our restaurant reflects our clientele: the menu diverse, eclectic, and stylish, the space cosmopolitan and refined, yet with an upbeat and friendly atmosphere that will immediately set you at ease. First time visitors will be forgiven for thinking they’ve stumbled into their favorite neighborhood bistro….for that’s exactly what we are, to our many regulars that have come to consider Parigi a home away from home.”
Parigi is located at 3311 Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas. For reservations (214) 521-0295.