|Rockwell and Sons|
288 Smith St
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Ph: (03) 8415-0700
We caught up with the lovely Jess for a relaxed lunch at Rockwell and Sons a couple of weeks ago. I'd been meaning to visit for ages and try their take on Americana - fried chicken and biscuits and burgers, oh my! - but wanted to wait until the weather cooled down a bit. Apparently they don't have air conditioning, and there's no way I'd be able to inhale fried chicken in the hot weather!
It was a lunchtime, so no alcohol for us - just coffees and some non-alcoholic sodas.
|Clockwise from top left:|
Short black - $2.50
House made lemonade - $5.00
Cappuccino - $3.50
Strawberry and Cardamom Soda - $5.00
I really liked the strawberry and cardamom soda I ordered - it tasted like strawberry jam, in drink form! - and the house made lemonade was impressively tart.
|Maine-Style Tiger Prawn Roll - w/ Kewpie, Capers, Pickled Celery - $12|
|Double Patty Smash Burger - w/ Kraft, Special Sauce on a seeded bun - $10|
|French fries, malt vinegar aioli - $6.00|
I'd already scoped out the menu beforehand, and totally wanted the biscuits and sawmill gravy (which I think is only available at breakfast/lunch). It does come with poached eggs though, which I suspected might be gloopy overkill. So I took Jess' advice and menu-hacked, getting fried chicken instead of poached eggs.
Best. Decision. Ever.
|Buttermilk biscuits with Sawmill gravy - $16|
Extra fried chicken - $9
|Biscuit from the side|
My favourite part of the whole dish, however, was definitely the biscuit. Like a savoury scone, it was wonderfully fluffy on the inside, with a fantastic crust on the outside. (Look at all the layers in the picture above - beautiful!)
Check out the fluffy innards too... it's amazing how something so full of butter (and possibly shortening) can taste so light! If they sold the biscuits separately, I'd totally eat them spread with butter and jam. I must try recreating this breakfast at home.
|Fluffy biscuit innards...|