Two Generations of Parmegianis – Father/Son Chef French Dinner at BRAVO! 2013 Posted on May 20, 2013February 21, 2020 by Susan Farris TWO GENERATIONS OF PARMEGIANIS – FATHER/SON FRENCH DINNER AT BRAVO! JUNE 17, 2013 | 6 PM | $75 per person Optional Wine Flight – $25 Email Tanya at TanyaB@bravobuzz.com or call 601.982.8111 to make reservations. Seating is limited. On Monday, June 17th, BRAVO! will be hosting two generations of Parmegianis in the BRAVO! kitchen – Jay Parmegiani, owner and executive chef of ROCA Restaurant and Bar in Vicksburg, MS, and his father, Jean-Jacques Parmegiani. Dan, Jeff and Jay have a long history together. Here are a couple of fun facts about their relationship – 1) Jeff’s first job was as a cashier at LeFleur’s Restaurant in Jackson. While working at LeFleur’s, Jeff met Jean-Jacques, who was the chef there at the time. 2) Jay got his first real start at BRAVO! as a cook on the hot line back in the late 90’s. While on a fishing trip with Dan, Jeff and catering manager Aven Whittington, Jeff suggested to Jay that he should come back to BRAVO! for a night and do a special dinner. With Jay’s Dad being such an inspiration to his cooking career, Jay and Jeff thought it would be a great idea to do a Father/Son Chef Dinner. Jay’s father, Jean-Jacques Parmegiani, has worked in the culinary arts his entire life. He has also owned 3 restaurants during his culinary career – Tuminello’s Restaurant (1982-87), Giani’s Italian Restaurant (1986-89), and Jacques’ Cafe (1987-2012). Jay followed in his father’s footsteps through the culinary world and now owns ROCA Restaurant and Bar in Vicksburg, MS. He will also be opening a new restaurant in downtown Vicksburg in the fall of 2013 – 10SOUTH Rooftop Bar and Grill located on top of the First National Building. Jay and Jean-Jacques wanted to do a French themed dinner in honor of their family heritage. The Parmegiani family (many of them chefs) are all from France. Jean-Jacques is a butcher by trade and learned his way around the kitchen by watching other chefs with French and Swiss influences. Jay learned many of his culinary skills by watching his father and learning about foods from different regions in France where his father grew up. This special father/son dinner is something you do not want to miss. This is the perfect opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to your Dad this Father’s Day! The dinner is $75 per person with an optional wine flight for an additional $25.