In early February, Valerie and I celebrated our birthdays at Tucci’s located in Historic Dublin. Valerie and I had an opportunity to sample an array of menu items served on their weekend brunch menu. Upon entry, the restaurant has very modern decor with dark wood and deep red/grey accents throughout the restaurant. Valerie and I were seated at the booth and to our delight we were offered a Champange on ice with a bucket of Mimosas! Juice choices included: Raspberry orange, Pomegranate orange and orange juice. I opted for the Raspberry Orange and Valerie tried the Pomegranate Orange. The champagne Mimosa bucket costs $40. (If you order a 2nd bottle of champagne, it will be $20) What’s even better that it poured for you table side! We were then greeted by Chef Micheal Koenig. He explained to us background (he was a chef in San Francisico for 14 years) and he has been the chef at Tucci’s for a few years. He then told us that there would be a lot of food coming…so get ready!
Shortly thereafter, out came the food! First up, was the Beets salad (mixed greens, egg, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette). Beets were fresh and pickled (I love pickled beets!) and the candied walnuts. The Lobster bisque (minced lobster and chives) we were told is their number #1 selling soup. Next, they brought out the Parma Benedict (poached eggs, prosciutto de parma, hollandaise, pesto, fried basil, and Tucci’s hashbrowns; onions and peppers) which they also said was their number #1 selling brunch item. I don’t really think that I have had poached eggs before and I have to say…I can see why this is a number #1 selling item for them! (I really didn’t want to share it with Valerie after eating one!) The Tucci’s hashbrowns are offered in a lot of the brunch dishes. These hashbrowns are not dried out and I really love the onions and peppers mix. I could have eaten this whole dish because it really was that good!
Next up, it was the Chicken Salad Croissant which has sprouts and pickled red onion (something you usually don’t find on a chicken salad sandwich), almonds and grapes. Valerie and I liked the crunch of the sprouts and the sweetness of the pickled red onions. Chef Micheal said that this was their #1 selling sandwich and you would not be disappointed! In the picture, we were served the sandwich with Tucci’s Clam Chowder (pancetta, redskin potato, chive oil). Valerie and I LOVED the Clam Chowder soup. It wasn’t thick, heavy soup and I thought it had better flavor than any I’ve ever tasted before. (I think it was that chive oil!) After that, we were served the Veggie omelet (sauteed mushrooms, arugula, tomato, asparagus, and goat cheese, with Tucci’s hashbrowns and choice of bread) and French Toast (mixed berries, fresh whipped cream, Ohio maple syrup and candied bacon). We thought the Veggie omelet needed more seasoning but the veggies were fresh. The French toast was the BOMB! We loved the thick slices of bread, the Ohio maple syrup and let’s not forget the candied bacon! I seriously think the candied bacon should be a stand alone item! What is not to love about the sweet and savory BACON!?!
Finally, it was dessert time! We had the French Silk Pie (it’s good if you like chocolate) and Goat Cheese Cheesecake (for those that love Goat Cheese!) I believe that we were stuffed at the point!
Brunch was delicious and we want to head back here in the summer to sit on the patio and enjoy the view of Historic Dublin!
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