Friday, November 18, 2011

Brian C. Luscher of The Grape Becomes Seventh Guest Chef for Cafe Momentum

On December 4, 2011, Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum plays host to The Grape’s Brian C. Luscher and Cafe Momentum, for its seventh pop-up dinner and the final for 2011. Tickets are $100 and include five courses with wine. Below is the menu.

Dates With Chorizo
Blue Cheese Mousse
Smoked Salmon Tartare

Red Curry Billi Bi
Sautéed pears & coriander

“Broiled” Barnegat Lighthouse Monkfish
Almonds, capers & tarragon, lemon-scented couscous

Smoke-Roasted Suckling Pig
Natural jus, country sausage, fricassee of corn, yams & peppers

Porcini-Dusted Kobe Beef Hanger Steak
Red wine reduction monte au foie gras, sautéed chanterelles, duck fat roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts petals

Chocolate-Espresso Pots De Creme
Candied orange zest, pistachio florentine

About Brian C. Luscher
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, Brian Luscher purchased the popular Greenville Avenue bistro The Grape in 2007, where he had previously served as executive chef from 2001-2004. Buying the restaurant fulfilled Luscher’s lifelong dream of becoming chef-owner of his own place. Brian’s wife Courtney operates the dining room as general manager and sommelier.

For nearly 40 years, The Grape has been one of Dallas’ most beloved restaurants, thanks to its charming, European-style atmosphere. The Grape was the first restaurant in Dallas to offer a blackboard menu, a tradition that stands today. Signature bistro items are featured alongside a rotating list of more contemporary creations. The restaurant is also known as the first in the city to offer wine by the glass, and it’s still a destination for an expansive and eclectic selection of wines.

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