We took my mom out for Mother's Day to the House of William and Merry in Hockessin. I've always liked going out to Hockessin. Not that Newark, DE is a city or anything, but Hockessin always felt like going to "the country."
My duck confit sandwich was the best dish we ordered, I think. The duck was melt-in-your-mouth-falling-apart good, with saga blue cheese, and super yummy fig jam -- served on a brioche bun, cut with a hole on top to let the poached egg show (growing up we called this "dong dong dan" - hole hole egg).
I already knew Redneckhunter would order the biscuits and gravy. W&M's was less filthy than the Southern standard, and interesting to add the melted Cheddar cheese.
We all shared a side of house made scrapple too. It was definitely the clean plate club that day at brunch -- so much we didn't have room for dessert. With their emphasis on local ingredients, I wasn't surprised that they served Woodside Creamery ice cream (just a few minutes down Valley Road).
My parents said they wanted to go back to try dinner at William and Merry. I think we've found a second go-to place.
The House of William and Merry
1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707302-234-2255