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Next Cafe Momentum Dinner Announced

By Sarah Reiss |
Last month's Momentum dinner was a whopping success.

UPDATE: As of July 5, this dinner has SOLD OUT.

In early June we reported on the first of Cafe Momentum’s pop-up dinners. This morning, we have the scoop on the next dinner in the series. As we foretold, the guest chef at the next dinner will be none other than Randall Copeland, chef-owner at Restaurant AVA in Rockwall. (Busy guy. Didn’t we just see him last Sunday?)

For those of you too lazy to click the link above, Café Momentum is the nonprofit restaurant concept conceived by Parigi co-owners Janice Provost and Chad Houser. Its mission: to change lives by empowering at-risk youth who are interested in a culinary career.

jump for the location and the menu…

The location: El Centro College Foodservice Dining Room. Tickets are $75 each, and guests are encouraged to bring their own wine. Special guest Richmond Punch ( ), Juilliard graduate and dynamic violinist, is providing the evening’s entertainment.

Last month’s inaugural dinner sold out. You think this one’s going to be any less popular? Unlikely. Purchase tickets now at Cafe Momentum’s website


Local Tomato Salad
J.T. Lemley’s tomatoes, Paula’s mozzarella, Texas olive oil, basil

Pan-Seared Sea Scallop
Quinoa tabbouleh, pan-fried okra, piquillo vinaigrette

Roasted Pork Tenderloin
East Texas creamer peas, corn fritter

Grilled Filet of Beef
Smoked poblano potato gratin, Rocky’s Swiss chard, red wine jus

Fried Peach Pie
J.T. Lemley’s peaches, house-made honey lavender ice cream