Tuc Craft Kitchen Celebrates Summer with Cocktail and Rosé Features, Adds New Dishes to Nightly, Weekend Menus


Gastown Destination Offers New Brunch, Dinner Dishes, Showcases Local Spirits on ‘Odd Society Sundays’ and BC, International Wines During Rosé-All-Day Mondays

With summer in full swing, Gastown’s Tuc Craft Kitchen has unveiled an updated menu of comfort-food favourites as well as a new, thirst-quenching lineup of cocktail and wine features.

Available seven days a week from 5 p.m., Tuc’s new dinner menu includes highlights such as baked ricotta (housemade ricotta, warm olives, sheep’s milk parmesan); sunset salad (baby shrimp, strawberries, tender greens, lemon vinaigrette, carrot lime purée); lentil hash mole verde (black lentils, sweet peas, roasted mushrooms, corn, pea greens); ribs ‘n fries (orange & jalapeño glazed side ribs, curly yam fries, red slaw); and seafood étouffée (BC mussels & manila clams, prawns, squid, creole tomato sauce, dirty rice).

Tuc has also introduced new dishes to its brunch menu available Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new additions include a chorizo scramble (two scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, jalapeño roma, ciabatta, greens with lemon vinaigrette), lentil hash (two poached eggs, double smoked bacon, black lentils, mole verde, nugget potatoes) and the loco moco (dirty rice, three-meat patty, swiss cheese, onion gravy, two sunny eggs).

Throughout the day on Sundays, the Gastown hotspot will showcase small-batch spirits produced by its neighbours at Odd Society Distillery during its Any Given Sunday promotion that offers five signature cocktails for $10 each:

  • Bud Up (Odd Society Mongrel white whisky, Odd Society cassis, Odd Society bittersweet vermouth, hibiscus team, rose water);
  • Timeless Pear (Odd Society Mongrel white whisky, pear liqueur, pear green tea, lime, tarragon bitters);
  • Paper Plane (Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, Odd Society Mia Amata, Aperol, lemon);
  • Flowers for Algernon (Odd Society Wallflower gin, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, lavender, grapefruit, lemon);
  • Powell St. Swizzle (Odd Society Oaken gin, Odd Society bittersweet vermouth, Rootside ginger beer, lime, bitters).

On Mondays, Tuc will get the week off to a rosy start by hosting Rosé-All-Day Mondays, featuring a variety of pink wines beginning at $7.50 a glass and $25 a bottle. Wines on offer include BC standouts like Bella Wines’ Buddha’s Blend Sparkling, Sperling Vineyards’ Organic Pinot Noir and Culmina Family Estate Winery’s Saignée, and international rosés such as Maison De Grand Esprit’s ‘L’être Magique’ (France) and Bodegas Trapiche’s ‘Astica’ Malbec (Argentina).

For more information on Tuc or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, visit tuccraftkitchen.com, become a fan of /TucCraftKitchen on Facebook or follow @TucCraftKitchen on Twitter and @tuccraftkitchen on Instagram.

ABOUT TUC | Launched in 2013 in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown district by industry veterans James MacFarlane, Colin Ross and Chef Roy Flemming, Tuc prides itself on serving rustic, seasonal, farm-to-table fare paired with a carefully curated list of inventive cocktails, import and local craft beer and New- and Old-World wines. Reinforcing the notion that sharing good food, drinks and conversation at the family table while surrounded by loved ones is one of life’s true pleasures, Tuc features a warm and convivial atmosphere and a rough-hewn décor that offers a nod to the saloon-and-sawmill heritage of the local neighbourhood. Tuc is open for dinner seven days a week from 5 p.m., Happy Hour Monday to Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Brunch on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

60 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C9 | 604-559-8999 | tuccraftkitchen.com

Media release and images provided by Kate Blyth, SMC Communications Inc. Feature images: Timeless Pear Cocktail, Lentil Hash, Tuc Interior

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