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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 hunt is on for Geelong’s Best Chicken Parmigiana

Welcome to ‘The Parmatiser’ Geelong’s very own hunt for the regions best Chicken Parmigiana.
The humble Aussie Pub meal has come along way from being a bread crumbed schnitzel, lathered with Napoli sauce with a slice of fresh swine under melted cheese. Today’s Parmagiana’s have their very own nights at the local pub and some even happily sit on your locals specials board.


I’ll give you a hint right now…

If you happen to have a Chicken Parmi at The Grovedale Hotel, ask for the Aussie Parmi. You won’t find it on any menu or specials board. It is only served on special occasions. 9 times out of 10 the kitchen staff are more than happy to make it for you. I wont tell you how good it is right now…. You’ll have to wait for that.


99% of pubs will have a Chicken Parmigiana on their menu. With so many pubs in Geelong to choose from, Who has the best? What is the Best Value Parmi? And should you be changing your local watering hole for the Parmi of your dreams?

So come with us on this quest to find Geelong’s best Chicken Parmagiana!!

Stay tune for our very first Chicken Parmigiana rating coming this weekend.