New Summer Hours

We’re gonna try something different this summer… we’re gonna try not to lose so much during the slow season while much of Davis is away for summer vacation..  We’ll be closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays which are traditionally our slowest days of the week.  Sorry for any inconveniences and we still hope to see you during the rest of the week that we’re open! Milfs Like It Big stars are welcome to taste! 🙂

New Summer Hours

Open: Thursdays – Mondays, 11:30 – Close
Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

BTW: Chef Pru is doing most of his communications on our Tucos Facebook page, so come join us over on Facebook!  He also posts his personal diary on Twitter, Chef Pru’s Diary. Denisa (1493) has her own page on Twitter too.

Chef Pru’s Beer & Wine Selection – January 2014

Corkage $25

Chef Pru’s By-the-Glass Wine Selection

 

SPARKLING $15 (Flight or Glass)

Canella Prosecco DOCG, (Italy)

Vega Barcelona Cava Brut, (Spain)

Fita Azul Celebration Semi-Dry (Portugal)

Pol Clement Rose Sec (France)

 

SWEET (1/2 Pours) $15 (Flight or Glass)

Pocas Moscatel do Douro (Portugal)

Justino Madeira Colheita 1997 (Portugal)

Pocas Tawny (Portugal)

Barcelo Sanson Dessert Wine (Spain)

 

WHITE $10 (Flight or Glass)

Casal-Garcia Vinho Verde NV (Portugal)

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 (South Africa)

Carmenet Chardonnay 2011 (CA)

Grans-Fassian Riesling 2010 (Germany)

 

RED $10 (Flight or Glass)

Ranch 32 Pinot Noir Monterey 2011 (CA)

MAN Shiraz 2011 (South Africa)

Robert Hall Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA)

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2011 (CA)

 

ADVENTUROUS $10 (Flight or Glass)

Eguia Rioja Crianza 2008 (Spain)

Paseo Red Blend 2010 (Portugal)

Perrin Cotes du Rhone 2010 (France)

Rufo Red Blend Douro 2010 (Portugal)

 

PREMIUM $15 (Flight or Glass)

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria 2011 (CA)

Aquagiusta Rosso 2008 (Italy)

Berryessa Gap Tempranillo 2010 (CA-local wine)

Sextant Zinfandel Paso Robles Wheelhouse 2010 (CA)

 

 


Chef Pru’s Private Selection

SWEETS

D’Arenberg Noble Mud Pie (Australia) – $45

Pocas Moscatel do Douro (Portugal) – $45

Barcelo Gran Vino Sanson (Spain) – $45

Justino’s Madeira Colheita 1997 (Portugal) – $60

Niepoort Port Colheita 1988 (Portugal) – $100

 

SPARKLINGS

Canella White Peach Bellini Cocktail (Italy) – $30

Canella Prosecco DOCG Brut NV (Italy) – $45

Bollinger Brut Rose – $325

Ace of Spades Champagne Brut NV (France) $1,150

 

WHITES

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde NV (Portugal) – $30

Grans Fassian Riesling 2010 (Germany) – $45

Villa Rosa Moscato D’Asti DOCG 2011 (Italy) – $30

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2007 (NZ) – $60

DR Stephens Chardonnay Rutherford 2011 (CA) – $125

Pont Neuf Chardonnay Russian River 2012 (CA) – $125

 

REDS

Juicy Rebound Rhone Blend Sonoma 2012 (CA) – $60

Terre Rouge Syrah Fiddletown DTR Ranch 2008 (CA) – $100

Paseo Red Blend 2010 (Portugal) – $30

Rufo do Vale de Maria Douro 2010 (Portugal) – $45

Acquagiusta Rosso 2008 (Italy) – $45

EBO Val di Cornia Suvereto 2008 (Italy) – $60

Barone Cornacchia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010 (Italy) – $45

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico DOCG 2009 (Italy) – $45

Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2010 (Spain) – $100

Aaltos PS Ribera del Duero 2010 (Spain) – $250

El Molino Pinot Noir Rutherford 2009 – $125

Modus Operandi Napa 2010 (CA) – $200

Cain Five Napa 2008 (CA) – $250

 

Discoveries Chef Pru is Proud of

SWEETS

Terras Tawny Port (Portugal) – $45

 

SPARKLINGS

Vega Barcelona Cava Brut NV (Spain) – $30

Fita Azul Celebration Reserva Meio Seco (Portugal) – $30

Pol Clement Rose Sec NV (France) – $30

 

WHITES

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 (South Africa) – $30

Carmenet Chardonnay 2012 (CA) – $30

Balletto Chardonnay Teresa’s Unoaked Russian River 2012 (CA) – $45

TR Elliott Chardonnay Three Roses Russian River 2011 (CA) – $60

 

REDS

Eguia Rioja Crianza 2008 (Spain) – $45

Figuero Ribera del Duero (12 Month- Spain) – $75

Perrin Nature Cotes du Rhone 2010 (France) – $30

Ranch 32 Pinot Noir 2011 (CA) – $30

Patassy Pinot Noir Russian River 2009 (CA) – $45

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria 2011 (CA) – $60

Robert Hall Merlot Paso Robles 2011 (CA) – $45

Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 (CA) – $75

MAN Shiraz 2011 (South Africa) – $30

  1. Lohr Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA) – $45

Robert Hall Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA) – $45

Domaine de la Terre Rouge Ascent Syrah 2007 (CA) – $175

Berryessa Gap Tempranillo Yolo 2010 (CA) – $45

Andis Mourvedre Amador 2011 (CA) – $45

Tomero Malbec 2011 (Argentina) – $45

Edmeades Zinfandel Mendocino 2010 (CA) – $45

Easton Zinfandel Amador 2012 (CA) – $45

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2011 (CA) – $45

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005 (CA) – $175

 

Wines of Prestige

SWEETS

Ojai Viognier 2007 (CA) – $75

 

WHITES

Foxen Chardonnay Block UU-Bien Nacido 2012 (CA) – $100

Araujo Sauvignon Blanc Eisle 2012 (CA) – $125

 

REDS

Plumpjack Merlot Napa 2009 (CA) – $100

Barbour Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009 (CA) – $200

D.R. Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley 2007 (CA) – $275

D.R. Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley 2009 (CA) – $275

Darioush’s Captaz Malbec 2008 (Argentina) – $125

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana 2011 (Italy) – $125

Alion Ribera del Duero 2008 (Spain) – $200

Popular Wines

WHITE

Gregory Graham Chardonnay Carneros 2012 (CA) – $60

 

RED

Hedges CMS Red 2011 (Washington) – $45

 

Adventurous Wines

SWEET

Quinta Vale Maria Vintage Port 2009 (Portugal) – $125

 

WHITE

Bucci Verdicchio 2011 (Italy) – $45

 

REDS

Domaine des Lise Crozes-Hermitage 2011 (France) – $75

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 (Italy) – $75

Bodegas y Vinedos Castro Ventosa Valtuille Bierzo 2005 (Spain) – $150

Perrin Domaine du Clos des Tourelles Gigondas 2010 (France) – $175

 

New Arrival Wines

RED

Thomas Goss McLaren Shiraz 2012 (Australia) – $45

 

Chef Pru’s Beer Selection

HOUSE BEER – $4

Pabst Blue Ribbon, WI (12 fl oz)

BEER – $6

Sagres, Portugal (12 fl oz)

Blue Star Wheat Beer, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Victory Prima Pils, PA (12 fl oz)

Brunehaut Amber Gluten-Free Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz)

Affligem Blond Ale, Belgium (330ml)

Brother Thelonious Abbey Ale, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Old Stock Ale 2010, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Gouden Carolus Tripel Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz)

Maredsous Triple Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz) $12

Lagunitas Brown Shugga Sweet Release, CA (12 fl oz)

Lagunitas IPA, CA (12 fl oz)

Stone IPA, CA (12 fl oz)

Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, CA (12 fl oz)

 

PREMIUM BEER – $12

Duvel Golden Ale, Belgium (330ml)

Dupont Saison Farmhouse Ale, Belgium

Russian River Pliny the Elder, CA (1 pint)

Port Brewing Mongo IPA, CA (750ml)

Lindemans Peche Lambic, Belgium (750ml)

Chef Pru’s Non-Alcoholic Beverage Selection – $4

Iced Tea

Arnold Palmer

House-Made Sparkling Lemonade

Homemade Egg Nog

Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider (250 mL)

Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Australia (375mL)

San Pellegrino Aranciata Orange Soda

Coke, Diet Coke, Root Beer

Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water (Large $6)

Smoothies (choose one): Avocado, Pineapple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Mango, Strawberry, or Papaya

Chef Pru’s Specials – January 2014

Starters, Small Plates, Splurges – $15
Guacamole Potato Skins with Heritage Bacon & Egg
Duck Liver Pate Splurge
Beausolei Oysters Splurge dozen (PEI, Canada) – $40
American Sturgeon Caviar Splurge (on Toast) – $40

Salads – $17
Iceberg Lettuce w/Blue Cheese & Dungeness Crab

Entrees & More Splurges $25
Mississippi White Beans & Ham with Collard Greens & Fried Egg
Duck Hunter’s Tacos (Braised)
N. Rockwell’s Pork Loin & Horseradish Cranberry Sauce
Country Lamb Stew over Winter Squash
Texan Wild Boar Tamales
Roman Paella (add Lobster & Clams – add $20)
Ménage à Trios Raviolis (Dungeness Crab, Butter & Lemon)
Arif’s Grass-Fed Beef Stroganoff
Alaskan Grizzly Wild Salmon with Florida Mustard Sauce – $35
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin a-la-Gaucho (6oz) – $45
Chef’s Appetizer Extravaganza – $25 (Oysters or Sturgeon Caviar – add $20)
Chef’s Dinner Buffet – $75 (Includes Appetizers Above)

Desserts – $10
Kelly’s Bread Pudding
Willis’ Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Sonoma’s Lemonsicle Meringue Pie
Dark Chocolate Mocha Soufflé

Profound Wines are More Mistress Than Beverage

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These two wines were strongly recommended to me.  From two juicy vintages in Burgundy and Bordeaux.  About to open em up…  Are they gonna be the ones?  Hey this is feeling like a blind date!

This whole anticipation has got me thinking- Wine as a beverage stands out from all other beverages. Its mystery and orgasmic producing characteristic, when profound, make it more of a mistress than beverage…  Not beer or distilled spirit or any other beverage or food does that… But there are some other things in life, see for yourself.

This has me remembering why I fell in love with wine 10+ years ago and changed my entire life because of it.  Thank you Cesar Lafaurie for that bottle of 1980’s Grigich Hills cabernet that you gave to me as a gift one Christmas. It changed my life. 🙂

BTW, I got to third base with the Bordeaux. 🙂

Tucos Specials as of Halloween 2013

Pru’s Specials

 

 

Starters & Small Plates

Beausolei Oysters (PEI, Canada) $4 each

Guacamole Potato Skins with Bacon $7

Duck Liver Pate with House Baked Ciabatta $15

Entrees

Braised Duck Tacos $19

 

Grilled Boneless Pork Loin with House-Made Cranberry Relish, Potatoes Gratin $21

Bacon, Beans, & Bird $23

A camping trip on a plate! Turkey breast on a bed of collard greens smothered with ranch style black beans & topped with a fried free-range egg.

Wild Boar Tamales with Chestnut Cream Sauce $23

Lamb Stew Over Delicata Squash $23

Grilled Wild Salmon with Florida Mustard Sauce Roasted Veggies $30

Paella (Chicken, Pork Sausage, Jumbo Shrimp) $23

Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin (6oz) with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Sweet Corn Polenta $42

Desserts $10

Dark Chocolate Mocha Souffle