My visit to Pickwick's in Enmore the other month had me hankering for a revisit to try out the breakfast offerings and possibly break this mundane tradition of staying at home on weekend mornings with Vegemite toast. Who knows, with what has been happening on the homefront of late, I just may be eating out at every given opportunity.
Anyone that follows my tweets may have already heard about the recent discovery of termites at the back of my house when I tore away a piece of architrave for measurments on new bi-folds to open onto the courtyard. Treatment is yet to happen but when it does it's going to be intrusive to say the least. All the kitchen cabinetry has to be moved so the pest guys can drill and inject into the concrete slab at 30cm intervals and most of the rear wall has to be rebuilt. A bit of a nightmare but there is light at the end of the tunnel; our distant plans for a new kitchen have been brought forward and I've got to say it's pretty exciting. Anybody want a pre-loved kitchen, for free?
Getting back to Pickwick's, then. The scrambled eggs are just as you'd probably want them; silky golden ribbons plus a side of tasty relish to zing things up a bit. Not bad with one of the beautifully-made Toby's Estate coffees.
The croque madame is far from what I had in France on my last trip. The ones I had there were a sloppy mess of sliced white bread drenched in béchamel and melted cheese with a little sliced ham. At Pickwick's they do away with the traditional béchamel and use relish, as well as bacon and Emmental cheese sandwiched and toasted and topped with a runny fried egg. Take away the egg and pay $3 less and you'll have yourself a croque monsier.
The rolled French omelette, as simple as it may appear, packed a bit of grunt in the flavour stakes. Not only was the egg cooked in a flash to yeild a creamy and silky texture, but the simple addition of goat's cheese, torn basil and deliciously-sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes had it verging on perfection. All of that with toasted sourdough dripping in butter and I'm in brekkie nirvana. Now I'm ready for the day.Pickwick's129 Enmore RoadEnmore 204202 9557 2607Tues 8am-4pmWed-Sat 8am-11pmSun 8am-5pmBYO corkage $4 pp