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The Search #5 The Sporting Globe Geelong


Where you say? The Sporting Globe Geelong. 175-177 Ryrie St, Geelong.
When was this? 18/05/2014
How much you ask? $24.90 for The Premiership Parma

In 2007 the Geelong Football Club broke a 44 year premiership drought when they trounced Port Adelaide by a whopping 119 points. They then went on to win two more premierships in 2009 and 2011. So how fitting it is that The Sporting Globe Geelong has named a Chicken Parmigiana after the feats of their hometown heroes. I give to you “The Premiership Parma”


The Premiership Parma is one of their specialty parmas and is priced at $24.90


So lets jump in to it…. The Chicken.

A top notch bird cooked to perfection that melted in the mouth. Cut beautifully and was superbly held together by the melted tasty and mozzarella cheese. The mushrooms were a surprising standout on top of the Napoli sauce whilst the bacon, salami and Spanish onions complimented the bird beautifully. Top Marks for this effort!!

The Chips.
A great serving of steak chips seasoned beautifully. All that The Parmatiser have to say about The Chips is they weren’t the main focus but they did help the dish gain a higher score. Great chips!! Side note… I normally order gravy with my meals but forgot on this occasion. I did not need the gravy for extra flavour. Good sign for the chips.

The Salad.
Again, another venue that (Thank God) separates the salad in a side bowl. A stock standard salad with garden salad, carrot, onion and cherry tomatoes. Topped with a drizzle of salad dressing, it was enough to freshen up the meal.


Overall, the price of $24.90 for the specialty parma may drive a few back to the traditional MVP Chicken Parmigiana which is priced at $20.90, but The Sporting Globe Geelong also has a Parma night on Wednesday night with $13.90 MVP’s and $15.90 Specialty Parmas. Other specialty parmas included:


So onto the much anticpated scores….

Chicken Parmigiana = 84.75%
The Chips = 81.87%
The Salad = 72.75%
Service + Value = 70%

Total Score = 77.34%


The search will and must go on…


The Search #4 The Belmont Hotel


Where you say? The Belmont Hotel.77 High st Belmont
When was this? 13/05/2014
How much you ask? $16.50


Nothing beats a Chicken Parmigiana when the sun is shining and the Celsius is 23 degrees. So that’s why The Parmatiser got along to The Belmont Hotel this week, to take in one of their Parmas.

We entered a bar that had 7 people seated inside with another 6 people sitting outside on the balcony. Lets not forget this was mid week and the weather was perfect. The majority of the time the place is packed. Straight up to the bar and within two minutes our order was placed and drinks were served.

We didn’t have to wait long for The Birds to fly out of the kitchen, and my hungry stomach was thankful for this. Lets jump straight into it.

The Chicken Parmigiana. A good looking bird perched atop of chips resting beside the salad. You could tell it was hot by how the cheese was still melting on top of the Napoli and Ham. The thick juicy parma possibly could have been thinned a little more and given a rounder shape. The Bird wouldn’t win many B&F’s be this is certainly a weekly performer.

The Salad. When we think of salads, I always think of Homer Simpson and his “You don’t win friends with Salad” chant. But… The Belmont Hotels salad is a Friend of mine. Fresh, crisp and delicious would be how I describe this salad. Filled with Garden salad leaves, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion and mushrooms. Beautifully topped with a great salad dressing. Can I just buy the Salad???


The chips. Well they were a little disappointing for me. Enough of them but its just lucky I ordered gravy with my meal. No flavour and lightly salted. They were also hidden away under the Chicken. An area of improvement for sure.


So in closing, a good bird for a midweek feed. Certainly filled me up but left me wanting more. The salad was the highlight of the meal. The Belmont Hotel do have a Parma night on Monday’s so The Parmatiser will be hoping for greater results in the future.

Parmi night

Now to the ratings:

Chicken Parmigiana = 66%
The Chips = 65%
The Salad = 75.25%
Service + Value = 77.50%

Total Score = 72%

The search will and must go on…

The Search #3 The Telegraph Hotel


Where you say? The Telegraph Hotel, 2 Pakington st, Geelong West
When was this? 11/05/2014
How much you ask? $25


Well Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are looking for a romantic venue in Geelong to take the hugs n kisses or you have a miracle match on tinder who actually wants to go out for dinner…. The Telegraph Hotel in Pakington st is perfect.

The Parmatiser team visited The Telegraph Hotel on Mother’s Day for dinner and we were greeted by some very happy and friendly staff who showed us to our table. First order of business was to get a beverage. Corona’s all round it was. As we perused the menu I notice they have an Oyster happy hour. Every Thursday between 5pm and 7pm. $1 Oysters. I’ll certainly be back for this.

The friendly staff took our order… Parma’s all round again. (It’s becoming routine) After some general chit chat and bragging how good our Mother’s were our meals arrived in no time. First impressions were great. Neat plate presentation and a good looking salad. The side of gravy came on a separate plate and also looked good enough to drink.

The Chicken Parmigiana looked great. Cheese melted perfectly and was positioned well on the plate with minimal chips underneath it. The Napoli and the ham were fresh and covered the entire schnitzel. Easy to cut and the cheese had a beautiful melted string to it. One of the better Birds I’ve eaten in recent times.

A good looking salad on the eye, but a bit onion and rocket heavy for my liking. Don’t get me wrong, I love onion, but there was just a little too much. Salad included Rocket, Tomato, Onion and Cucumber. A radish or capsicum would have been nice to break up the onion. A nice sweet salad dressing finished of the dish which was served in its own bowl. Saving point of the salad really…

Chips. Great chips. Beautifully cooked and well positioned on the plate. Great tasting and kept me wanting more. Finished the chips in world record time and all present agreed we could have done with some more.

All said and done this was another good Chicken Parmigiana. Geelong certainly has set the bar high and I can highly recommend the Telegraph Hotel for that special date, taking mum out for a well deserved break or maybe even just wanting to enjoy a Parma in a nice friendly environment.

The venue certainly had the mood lighting turned to romantic!!


And while you are there, check out the amazing dessert menu.

Now to the ratings:

Chicken Parmigiana = 74.62%
The Chips = 74.75%
The Salad = 71.25%
Service + Value = 76.25%

Total Score = 74.22%

The search will and must go on…