Footscray Milking Station has been around for about three years now but never before covered in any way by Consider The Sauce.
We’ve dropped in for coffee or sanger on a few occasions but …
Recently it’s become a regular for me when seeking a nice place to have a quick lunch on one of my mid-week days off, after I have taken care of blogging and associated tasks at home.
I like it – a lot – that there always seems to be ample parking.
The place is always warm and inviting.
And the coffee is grand.
A few weeks back, I had – from the specials board – a fine panini of house-smoked salmon, creamed cheese, rocket and pickled shallots.
That board is always worth checking out – one of these days, I’ll have the soup.
Today I go for the salad bowl ($12).
Normally, roast vegetable salads are no-go territory for me as they invariably number pumpkin among the ingredients.
Not today – so I’m in.
Instead, there’s big, beefy chunks of succulent fennel, chick peas, lots of parsley and even – unadvertised! – pistachio nuts, all of them dressed with a masterful touch.
I mind not in the least the other salad also includes fennel.
In this case, it’s shaved so there’s a very cool contrast with the roast version.
In my second salad, there’s also cucumber, baby tomatoes, rocket, dill and black sesame seeds.
Again, the dressing is amazing – tangy and with just right amount of moisture to ensure ease of eating without sodden-ness.
It’s a superb, knockout lunch.