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Janice Provost-Parigi “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 10-11-18 October 11, 2018

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Delicious in any language

Jim, Janice and Bud

Jim White welcomes Janice Provost and Bud Kennedy

Parigi is the Italian word for Paris.  It’s also a longtime foodie favorite restaurant in Dallas operated by Chef Janice Provost (who just happens to love all things French,and especially Paris).  Janice is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Find out how she put herself in a position to succeed with the restaurant.  First, though, she had to learn how to be a chef (El Centro took care of that).  Join us for the rest of the story on the program devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is back with us as “Guest Gourmet”, and he has more tips from his famous “Eats Beat” column.  Watch or listen to our show on VOKAL Media, YouTube, Vimeo or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Savor and support great tastes at Raiser Grazer and El Centro March 30, 2016

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Yummy!  Two great culinary fundraisers coming up

Raiser+Grazer+14+135One of the funnest foodie celebrations happens Sunday night at Farmers Market.  The 2016 Raiser Grazer benefiting the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier rolls out the flavors starting at 6:30.

Each year the Raiser Grazer event raises money for Les Dames’ scholarship fund by doing what its members do best:  serve great food and wine!

The event is in the resurgent Market (formerly Shed 2) at Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl in downtown Dallas.  You can get tickets for the tasting event online at Les Dames’ website or at the door Sunday night.

Bits and Bites the following Sunday

El Centro College is paying tribute to some hard working chefs who tirelessly support our community.  Janice Provost and

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Chad Houser who came up with the great Cafe Momentum concept will be honored at the Bits and Bites Fundraiser for the College’s Food and Hospitality Institute on April 10th.  You’re invited to join the fun. Janice is chef/owner of Parigi in Dallas and Chad operates Cafe Momentum now.  The concept incubated in the kitchen at Parigi when he was executive chef, and via pop-up dinners all over town before Cafe Momentum opened downtown last year.  A lot of great Dallas chefs trained at El Centro including Chefs Richard Chamberlain, Marc Cassel, Nathan Tate, and Dunia Borga.  So, please support the college by attending Bits and Bites.  Contact El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute to buy $55 advance tickets, visit the college’s website or contact Cindy Bozzelli-Duke at 214-860-2213 or bo-duke@dcccd.edu.  Ticket are $60 at the door April 10th.

#1 Janice Provost/Parigi-Wining and Dining with Jim White Podcast February 8, 2016

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It’s like Paris in Dallas, and it’s made a generation of foodies very happy.

To put it simply, just say Parigi.

Savor Dallas_1753Janice Provost, chef/owner, of the popular Dallas restaurant is the guest star on Episode 1 of our new podcast, “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.

She took over the kitchen, the back office, and all of the responsibilities associated with the restaurant about halfway through its 31 year (and counting) history of great dining.

Janice, is talented, passionate, and committed to “giving back”.  On today’s episode she discusses the causes she believes in (and works hard for), the history of Parigi, and her quest for the future.  She also gives her recommendations for “favorite restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth”, a regular feature of upcoming chef conversations on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.


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Funny, you don’t look a day over 99!

Happy 100th birthday to White Rock Lake.

Thanks to Brian C. Luscher and all the great chefs who put together one fantastic “Chef’s Picnic” to help celebrate White Rock Lake’s 100th birthday.  The big party culminated with tons of activities on Sunday June 26th.  None more savory than the picnic held at The Bath House Cultural Center.  It was a picnic in June so one would expect heat.  How hot was it, you ask?  Well, let’s just it could have been named the “Hotternhell Picnic” and it wouldn’t have been an understatement.  Oh, I know you can’t jump in the water for fear you’ll scrape your shin, or contract some dreadful bacterial condition, but oh I wanted to splash in the water anyway.  Well, thank goodness there was shade, and plenty of cool beverages.  The food was amazing and very local!  Thanks to Brian C. Luscher of The Grape, Janice Provost from Parigi, Marc Cassel from Peavy Road (coming soon), Graham Dodds from Bolsa, Jeff Harris of Redfork, Nathan Tate and Randall Copeland from Restaurant AvaDiane and Justin Fourton from Pecan Lodge, and personal chef Holly Dorethy.  The tickets benefited the American Red Cross and White Rock Lake.  See some photo highlights here.  Hope you made it out this weekend.  It’s a long time until the bi-Centennial!  Cheers! Or, I guess I should say, splash!

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Wining and Dining with Jim White March 5, 2011

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The New Trays are Here!

PTL! Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda finally got its new trays.  HPC is one of our favorite places to dine after church.  For months they’ve been touting “we’re getting new trays”.  They finally arrived a few weeks ago, and just in time to participate in the one of the most creative and interesting chef benefit events I have ever heard of.  It’s the brainchild of Matt McCallister–former Executive Chef of Stephan Pyles Restaurant in the Arts District.  It’s called “Chefs for Farmers”, and Matt organized the event last year to raise awareness for the importance of using local ingredients, and to support the farms and farmers in the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area.  So, coming up on March 13th, a bunch of great chefs will serve their dishes “on the line” at HPC to raise money for the cause.  Cool.

The all-star team of Dallas’ top chefs includes Janice Provost and Chad Hauser (Parigi), John Tesar, Matt McCallister, Dan Landsberg (Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa), Tim Byres (Smoke), Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate (Ava), Scott Romano (Charlie Palmer) Brian C. Luscher (The Grape), J. Chastain (The Second Floor), Jack Perkins (Maple and Motor), Justin Fourton and Diane Fourton (Pecan Lodge), and Rick Griggs (former pastry chef of Abacus.  (Side note:  bless the chefs who work hard 24/7 and give their talents so selflessly to great causes in the area.  Many of the fine chefs above will also be participating in Savor Dallas, March 18-19).

The “Chefs for Farmers” feast begins at 4pm on Sunday March 13th, as each guest picks up a tray and walks the line. Cost is $85 per person excluding tax and service fee.  A portion of the proceeds also benefits The Family Place, the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area.  To purchase tickets go to www.chefsforfarmers.com or www.prekindle.com. Highland Park Cafeteria is located at 1200 North Buckner Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75218 in Casa Linda.

For more details on this fun event, read on.


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