Business partners, Kelly Barker, from South Louisiana, and Cristiano Raffignone, a native of Liguria, Italy first met and shared their passion for worldly cuisine in 1990 when they met in NYC. In 2000, the team opened Cristiano Ristorante in Houma. Cristiano's, led by Chef Lindsay Mason, specializes in northern Italian cuisine and also produces a seasonal menu focusing on the freshest local ingredients. The combination provides an experience that surpasses the imagination. In May of 2013, the KC Restaurant Group purchased Dick & Jenny's. The popular, renowned restaurant is known for it's eclectic style of New Orleans cuisine. Kelly and Cristiano intend to build a culinary bridge between their two boots, Louisiana and Italy.