Thursday, August 30, 2007
Chef Brian Luscher buys The Grape
Just as the place is about to hit its 35th anniversary.
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DALLAS Greenville Avenue institution The Grape will be purchased by Dallas chef Brian Luscher, who gained acclaim as executive chef there from 2001-2004.
The transaction will be finalized in October, which also marks the restaurant's 35th anniversary. Expect to see Luscher back in the kitchen as early as the end of September, and wife Courtney (former General Manager of Dakota's) working the dining room as general manager.
"Courtney and I are both thrilled about coming back to The Grape," says chef Luscher. "I have wonderful memories from the kitchen here, and it feels like we've come full circle." "Because I grew up the Park Cities, The Grape has always been a part of my dining ritual," says Courtney. "It is such an honor to now be involved with a restaurant that has been such a staple in the community for the past 35 years."
The restaurant will celebrate its anniversary through the month of October, featuring a special 3-course Chef's tasting dinner menu for $35, with cocktails, tax and gratuity additional.
Source: The Grape
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