Chicken Parmigiana at the Country Club

Chicken Parmigiana with Salad and Chips

St Georges Basin Country Club, Sanctuary Point

We’ve not had a lot of luck dining out since arriving in Basin View, so it was with a little trepidation that Dean and I went to the St Georges Basin Country Club last night.  Upon arrival though, all our fears were allayed by the sheer numbers of patrons already there.

Although we arrived early, there were scant few parking places available and we both commented that this was indeed a very good sign that the food would be good.

It didn’t disappoint.

The schnitzel was huge and, as you can see from the photo, it took up almost half of the plate.  It was all breast meat and very nicely cooked.  I don’t recall the crumb having any special flavour or spice, but it stayed on the chicken and that in itself is always a big bonus.

I wasn’t able to eat all the chicken and, for once, wasn’t able to encourage Dean to finish it for me.  He enjoyed the Seafood Platter and was barely able to finish that on his own.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 8 – 9 – 10

The sauce was tasty, sufficient, and I must say, it was a nice change to enjoy my meal without copious amounts of sauce making the schnitzel crumb soggy – another aspect that contributed to the crumb remaining on the chicken.

There was an adequate amount of cheese, though I felt it could have been melted for a (just) little bit longer.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7.5 – 8 – 9 – 10

The salad consisted of an assortment of greens, including baby spinach and rocket leaves that were fresh and very yummy.  With carrot and capsicum, as well as cucumber, the only thing missing was a couple of tomato wedges and dressing.  I found the ‘self-serve’ dressing station and Dean donated his tomato.  The salad was devoid of slices of red (Spanish) onion and, as I prefer raw onion sliced very thinly, this must have been the first time I have not donated my onion to Dean’s plate.

The chips were fresh and crispy and although the schnitzel was placed on top of the chips, they weren’t squashed and soggy when the meal arrive at the table.  (Yes, I sent Dean to collect our meals from the servery counter when our buzzer went off.)  The chips weren’t salted however, and I can only assume this is a new approach, allowing patrons to add their own salt.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 45 – 6 – 7.5 – 8 – 9 – 10

Rating Overall

I gave this Chicken Parmigiana 7.3/10 overall because upon comparison to other Chicken Parmigianas I’ve had (and in all honesty), it sat between 7.0 – Had lots of potential and 7.5 – Pretty good pub grub on My Parmigiana Richter Scale.  It was not as good as the parma at Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (7.5), but was on par with the parma at the Claremont Hotel (7.3).

It was interesting to note a lot of meals (mine included) were/are available in two sizes – full or half – with the half-size priced $5 cheaper.  If we return, I’ll choose the smaller meal.

Don’t forget to check out My Parmigiana Richter Scale and see where this Chicken Parmigiana sits in relation to the others I’ve reviewed on our trip.

Author: Clare

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2 thoughts

  1. Always good to find where the locals go, even if it takes some shopping around first.
    Getting crumbs that stick always get the thumbs up from me. I also look for a side salad the has had some thought put into it – and I don’t mean just making sure you aren’t given more than your ‘fair share’ of tomatoes or cucumber!


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