Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mrs Parmas
25 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
A micro brewery and a specialist parmagiana bistro in one? Mrs Parmas is Melbourne's one and only. They claim that their parmas are crumbed daily; never frozen, never processed and never deep fried.

There is a choice of chicken ($18.50) or eggplant ($16) and an interesting selection of toppings for the parmagiana. You can choose from the original topping of ham, napoli and cheese OR you can be more adventurous and give the Matriciana, Pizza Parma or the Aussie Parma a go, just to name a few.

Our meals were served with a side of chips and salad. The fat chips were crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside and were sprinkled with chicken salt. I found the salad to be quite bland and too oily.
As for the beers, some of Victoria's 24 microbreweries are featured at Mrs Parmas Beer Bar. You can order the beer on tap, by the bottle and bottle shop beers are also available.

(Baked Field Mushroom)

: Ratings :
  • Service: 6/10 - There was a distinct lack of smiley faces when we were there. Maybe it was a Friday but no one smiled, be it the waitress who took our orders or the people behind the bar.
  • Food: 7/10 - The humble parma is everywhere, but I doubt anywhere else will do it as creatively as Mrs Parmas. It was smart of them to serve the chips on the side to prevent them from going soggy. Only complaint I would have is that it was so big I couldn't finish mine.
  • Layout: 7/10 - Clean and spacious, there was an area allocated for sit down meals and another to high bar tables and stools.
  • Overall: 7/10 - Listed as one of the best in town, its definitely a must try.

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