|Gorski and Jones wood roasted suckling pig|
The deal is that on Tuesdays the chefs at Gorski and Jones roast up a veritable herd of pigs and for $35 you get a whole platter of porky goodness. The restaurant feels even more like a New York warehouse at night with its exposed brickwork, long marble bar and industrial light shades.
|Suckling pig action in the Gorski and Jones kitchen|
I was so excited to see the stacks of pigs heads in the kitchen. It reminded me of the whole suckling pig that St John’s in London serves.
|Pig to start off the night with giant capers|
To start we had a plate of jamon ($15), just to add to the piggy feel of the night. It was served with giant salty capers which added some contrast to the rich cured meat.
|What you get for your $35 at Gorski and Jones – a whole lot of piggy goodness|
The pig ($35) was served in a platter to share with lots of burnished skin and slow roasted apple. It also came with a refreshing side salad of fennel, lettuce and orange segments. The pork was soft and tender with a great slightly smoky flavour from being wood roasted. My only quibble is that the pig skin could have been crispier.
|Wood fire roasted suckling pig at Gorski and Jones|
Although the servings of suckling pig were so generous that I almost couldn’t eat anything else, it was impossible to resist the chocolate pudding ($12) which oozed runny chocolate and came with a quenelle of great vanilla bean ice-cream. I loved the shards of caramel scattered under the ice-cream to give some textural contrast.
|Chocolate pudding at Gorski and Jones|
For lovers of pig (and unless you are Jewish or vegetarian I assume you are) the Gorski and Jones suckling pig night is truly pork-tastic. It would be great with a group of friends and is pretty much the perfect way to spend a wintery Tuesday night.
Gourmet Chick was a guest of Gorski and Jones.
Details: Gorski and Jones, 304 Smith Street Collingwood 3066 (Ph 03 9417 7779) Wed – Fri 8am -3pm, 5pm – 11pm, Sat -Sun 8am – 4pm, Sat – 5pm -11pm.
Damage: Reasonable. But on this occasion I did not pay.