Nov 242011

Early to Rise on Black Friday

Tucci Benucch greets Mall of America shoppers for a special brunch at 7 a.m.

(Bloomington, MN, November 14, 2011) – Tucci Benucch will open at a special time on Black Friday to offer an Italian inspired brunch for those who eschew sleep for shopping or dare brave the crowds later.

From 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Tucci will serve brunch for $9.99 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Executive Chef Asher Miller, formerly of Wolfgang Puck’s empire, is putting together an Italian inspired brunch, giving eager and bleary-eyed shoppers delicious sustenence featuring:

Baked Egg Strata
Panetonne French Toast
Italian Sausage Hash
Fresh fruit
Fresh squeeze orange juice
Direct Trade Dark Roast Coffee

Tucci will also serve Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $3 each. Brunch will be served on the patio by the bar. To date, Tucci is the only full service restaurant opening as early as 7 a.m., according to Mall of America officials. For the first time, department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom and now more than 70 other stores at MOA, will open their doors at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

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