by Steven Doyle
One of the best kept not-so-secrets in the Dallas restaurant world is that marvelous long-time Dallas neighborhood restaurant located on Oak Lawn, Parigi. Owned by chef Janice Provost who worked at the restaurant early in her chef career as a culinary student, and just a few years later she ended up with the keys to the door. Travel years into the future and you will see how Provost continues to curate the bistro by offering the community local farm fresh ingredients with a continually revolver door of a menu that reflects the season.
Provost is also one of our city’s most beloved philanthropists, giving in any way she might be asked. As co-founder Cafe Momentum which assists at-risk children and guides them to a path of success Provost has established herself, and her restaurant as a leader and example of how success begets success. She also established a Parigi scholarship fund assisting young adults attending DCCCD and El Centro by helping raise over one million dollars.
We recently spoke to chef Provost and uncovered her latest menu which reads like a who’s who of deliciousness. Oh, we have examples. Note that part of the Parigi menu is chock-full of long time established dishes that will forever grace the menu, but also lists dishes that are hyper seasonal and ever-changing. All this coming from what appears to be the tiniest kitchen in Dallas.
Chef-Owner Janice Provost
Enjoy the Parigi Deconstructed Cali Roll or Escargot for a taste of the restaurant’s tradition. Or peer onto the page of revolving dishes.
Parigi also serves lunch and brunch on one of the most comfortable and pet-friendly patios for those wishing to take advantage of the fresh, cool Dallas weather we are currently enjoying.
Enjoy Provost’s mother’s recipe for chicken and dumplings.
A lovely artichoke
The lunch portion of shrimp salad
The dinner fish changes nightly and reflects the fresh catch
Enjoy this beautifully roasted chicken