Brian C. Luscher
Owner / Executive Chef
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Chef Brian C. Luscher purchased the popular Greenville Avenue bistro The Grape in 2007 where he had previously served as executive chef from 2001-2004. The chef and owner of Greenville Avenue institution the Grape is also the owner and head “Sausage Grinder” at Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum. Read more about Brian…
As a native of Dallas and growing up in the Park Cities, Courtney began here hospitality career at Routh Street Brewery, where she met husband Brian, in 1996. After working various front of the house positions, she settled on catering and event planning coupled with management.
Over the course of the next few years, Courtney worked for country club as the catering manager before accepting the Assistant Manager position for the re-opening team of Dakota’s Steakhouse in 2003. Six months later she was promoted to General Manager and the restaurant received 4 stars from the Dallas Morning News dining critic. Dakota’s provided her an opportunity to hone her skills as a manager and begin her love affair with wine.
In 2007, Brian and Courtney Luscher bought The Grape Restaurant and embarked on what has been a lifelong dream, to own their own restaurant. Courtney has been the General Manager since the beginning and also completed her Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier Program in 2009. She manages The Grape’s noteworthy wine list that encompasses an interesting and thoughtful by the glass program along with a bottle list that focuses on boutique and other well-known gems.
Courtney has been a member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas Chapter since 2009 and also is a regular contributor on the Dallas Morning News Monthly Wine Panel.