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2018: Brisbane’s Best Parma redux!
2015 was the year of the Parma with the Chicken Parmigiana of Brisbane Brewing Company winning the title of Brisbane’s Best. In the two years since, whilst I have not eaten a chicken parma every week, I have still had … Continue reading
And the winner is …
After 50 parmas in 50 weeks and then the parma finals this week the decision as to which parma wins the “Robert” Parma award actually is an easy one. That is because there has been one chicken parmigiana that has … Continue reading
The Parma Finals: The Schedule
So now there are three Parmas in the running for Brisbane’s Best Parma and they are all in the mix for the “Robert” Parma. After a random draw here is the order in which I will be re-testing the top … Continue reading
Parma Ladder: The Rankings
What a journey it has been: 50 chicken parmas in 50 weeks in the search for Brisbane’s Best. After those 50 parmas here is the final Parma Ladder for the year: As I wrote yesterday, I have decided to hold … Continue reading
The Parma Finals … and then there were three!
I have been asked a lot over the last couple of weeks when I would be announcing the winner of the “Robert” Parma and how I would be doing that. I have been giving this a lot of thought of … Continue reading
Parma Number 50: Ferny Grove Tavern … the Final Frontier!
The Verdict: This week’s parma is the final chicken parmigiana in my test sample of fifty this year. The Ferny Grove Tavern chicken parmigiana had the look and the taste at the beginning of a pretty good parma however it … Continue reading
Interview on ABC Drive with William McInnes: Parma on the national broadcaster
It was an amazing day in the land of Parma today with me being interviewed on the 612 ABC Drive program with William McInnes. A link to the full show this afternoon is here: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peOwLeVoND?play=true My interview is in from … Continue reading
Parma Number 49: The Stafford Tavern … Slip sliding away!
The Verdict: When this chicken parmigiana came out my first impression was that it was “why is the sauce on top of the cheese”. Sadly things did not improve from there with the bulk of the cheese and sauce sliding … Continue reading
Parma Number 48: Oxford 152
The Verdict: There were some very good elements of the Oxford 152 chicken parmigiana however it was let down by its side dishes. Cold chips and a bland salad undid all of the excellence that came from the chicken elements … Continue reading
Parma Number 47: The Criterion Tavern … when 4 bites of chicken was too much!
The Verdict: I can not recall ever during the last 46 parma tests not finishing the chicken piece that forms part of the meal. That changed at the Criterion Tavern with parma number 47. The other elements of this dish … Continue reading