We hadn’t had brunch in a while, and Sunday brunch was calling our names. Well, morning mimosas and caesars, to be specific. And Tuc just happened to have both. How… fortuitous.
Mell partied pretty hard the night before, so when the wise server suggested a sunrise mimosa. She took her word for it and sure enough, a few sips into the warm and fruity cherry heering notes she started feeling right as rain again. Tuc has a selection of caesars with different types of liquor in addition to the traditional vodka, and Grace loves mezcal drinks so she got that OBVI.
M: You’re gonna get the… Elevated Diner.
G: DAMN IT HOW’D YOU KNOW
With roasted Campari tomato, potato cake & garlic smashed greens, pork belly crackling, two free-run eggs, and pain de campagne (“country bread”)… this Elevated Diner really took the traditional breakfast to the… next level. Haaaaaaaa. But the pork belly. Was. The. Bomb. Perfectly half fatty and half lean, it was full of rich umami flavour and was the highlight of the dish.
In anticipation of not being able to make a good choice whilst hungover, Mell decided on the Tuc Croque Madame a few days before. How could she resist the bread pudding with ham, gruyere and pecorino cheese, jalapeño crema and two free run eggs?! She couldn’t. And she couldn’t have made a better call because this dish was just AMAZING and she’d never tasted anything like it. Comforting and rich and totally satisfying, get this if you feel like death the morning after.
Can’t believe it’s taken us this long to fall for Tuc but HALLELUJAH we’ve seen the light. There’s just so many unique items on this menu that you don’t get to see at the average brunch. We’ll be back to try the Salad & Eggs Lyonnaise and more caesars (of course).