Texas-born Mondi Tag was just 19 when she and her mother became the first female franchisee owners and operators for Dickey’s BBQ in Dallas. Now she’s about to open something a little swankier: La Parisienne Bistro & Bar, coming to The Star in Frisco this spring.
In her early years, Tag and her mother also co-owned and operated a Genghis Grill franchise. Then Tag went to law school and became an attorney. For over 20 years, she’s practiced as both a local attorney and a restaurant owner and operator. She most recently opened two other spots: Spatch Kitchen & Cocktails in Addison and Fiatto in West Village.
La Parisienne was designed by Dubai-based Mayavian Creative Studios
Tag’s new bistro, the 4,325-square-foot La Parisienne, was designed by Dubai-based Mayavian Creative Studios. It features an “elegant Parisian feel” with Tiffany Blue accents, water features, 3D murals, chandeliers, and lush greenery and florals throughout. The bistro will seat 200.
“We want our guests to feel as if they are sitting in a chic cafe in Paris enjoying French food and desserts along with sipping on a cocktail, tea or coffee,” Tag said in a statement. “All of our desserts are made from scratch with our standout being the Napoleon pastry along with our hazelnut praline and eclairs in a variety of flavors.”
Executive Chef Ozzy Samano worked at Nick & Sam’s
La Parisienne’s executive chef, Ozzy Samano, is another Texas native and an El Centro College Culinary Studies graduate. He’s worked in local kitchens including Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, the original East Hampton Sandwich Co., Hudson House, Drake’s Hollywood, Lucky’s Hot Chicken, and most recently Dahlia Bar & Bistro.
Once it opens this spring, La Parisienne will offer lunch, dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch. Hours of operation will be Monday—Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday 11 am – 12:00 am, Saturday 9 am – 12:00 am and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm.
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