Tuc Craft Kitchen was serving brunch on weekdays for the last few days of the year before New Year’s Eve so my co-workers and I went there for brunch. We were seated upstairs where it felt more cozy and private. This time I was here to try their chicken and waffles. Tuc Craft Kitchen’s chicken and waffles are mentioned often on various “best of brunch” lists and my friend had also recommended it as well. We trekked here through the wind and rain from our office (ok it was like a good 15min walk) so I hoped it would be worth it!
The Chicken and Waffles is made with free run chicken breast, savoury waffles, Dijon mournaise, tomato chili and maple syrup. The batter was crispy and adhered well to the chicken and it was also nicely seasoned. I was glad it wasn’t dry! The Dijon mournaise (it was like mayo with some mild Dijon flavour) and tomato chili were served on the side as dipping sauces and I felt that they did not go well with the chicken at all. The chicken tasted good on its’ own and the sauces were not particularly strong in flavour to me. The waffles were also really good! They were thin and light as well as buttery and soaked up the maple syrup well. The chicken and waffles did not disappoint but I think I like the one from Chewies a little bit more since it has a sweet component to it from their honey sauce or something like that.
I’ve tried their brunch before but I had the waffles and berries with cream or something so I wasn’t particularly impressed that time.
The following items are from their Fall 2016 brunch menu but I didn’t try them.
Eggs de Campagne-two eggs poached, roasted button mushrooms, asparagus, capers, shaved Pecorino Romano, country ham, toasted “pain de campagne”, sauce Mournaise
Chorizo and Eggs-two free run eggs sunny, Churrasco tomato sauce, navy bean puree, Chorizo sausage, fried kale, sourdough bread
Salad and Eggs Lyonnaise-two eggs sunny, cured Fior di Latte, spinach, sourdough, crutons, peas, sweet potato, garlic dressing, potato hay