Chicken Parmigiana at The Full Moon Hotel

After eight months of not reviewing Chicken Parmigiani’s, I decided I have to finish what I started.  That is to say, I have to continue to post reviews whenever we dine out and I chose to enjoy my favourite ‘pub grub’.  So to that end, here’s my latest review – Enjoy!

The Naked Schnitzel – with Parma-rarma Topper

At The Full Moon Hotel, Sandgate

Frequenting one of our old haunts is one of the many pleasures of spending time in what used to be our ‘home town’.  Doing so at an establishment that was not only one of our favourites, but also close to where we used to live and enjoying such good food makes the visit all the more enjoyable.

Dean and I went to The Full Moon Hotel last night for their Wednesday Schnitz Day, or as they like to put it, their “Parmy Army Night”.  For $12 you can enjoy The Naked Schnitzel, a house crumbed chicken breast, served with chips and garnish salad and your choice of sauce or, for an additional (minor) cost, you can choose an optional topper.  They have four on offer – Hey Pesto, Parma-rarma, the Aloha and the Alfredo.  I chose the Parma-rarma topper (naturally) and Dean opted for the Alfredo topper and I’m thrilled to say, both meals were enjoyed with gusto.

My Parma-rarma and Dean’s Alfredo in the background

The schnitzel was moist and tender, real chicken breast, and cooked to perfection.  The crumb was crunchy, but due to the super moist nature of the meat, the crumb fell away from the underside.  But I’m being picky here, because I thought the chicken was lovely.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 910

The sauce was almost non-existent, but at times this can be a good thing.  This was one of those times.  Due to the moist nature of the chicken, excessive sauce was neither needed, nor missed.  I saw the sauce, but I don’t remember tasting it.

Even though it looks as though there’s a lot of cheese on top of the sauce, it wasn’t oily and didn’t overpower the meal.  There was a slice of ham between the schnitzel and the sauce.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 78 – 9 – 10

The salad was a garnish salad and although this description might lead you to believe it was a small amount of leaves to make the plate look pretty, it was more than that.  Full of carrot strips and cucumber slices, with a wedge of tomato and rings of red onion, it was ‘enough’.  The dressing was nice, though perhaps too much for my liking.

The chips were amazing.  Crunchy, crisp, fresh and lightly dusted with salt.  I could easily have eaten more, but was glad the plate only contained a few.  Upon reflection, the serving of chips was just like the salad – ‘enough’ – though my preference is for more tomato.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 45 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9.5 – 10

Rating Overall

I gave this Chicken Parmigiana 9.5/10 overall because it was really good given the small dollar outlay, and although it was more than enough for me, Dean’s meal was almost not enough for him.  Needless to say, yes, I gifted Dean the last bit of my schnitzel.

Dean and I are in Brisbane for the next three weeks, so if there is somewhere else we should try, please let me know.

Don’t forget to check out where this Chicken Parmigiana sits on My Parmigiana Richter Scale.

Author: Clare

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