The Imperial Hotel has been on the top of our Ladder since August and we revisited two weeks ago to give their amazing Turkey Parma a try. When it comes to the most outstanding parma of 2012, the Imperial definitely takes the cake.
This post will be relatively short, as I’ve said everything that needs to be said about the Imperial Here and Here, but in short, if you’re a lover of a quality pub and a parma you would struggle to top, then you must pay the Imperial a visit. Now.
The golden chook, or the “dazey” … which do you think has a better ring?
We arrived at The Impy and wasted no time in ordering our celebratory end of year parma’s - before too long (and for the last time in 2012) the parmas hit the table…
Just as I remembered it from August, the Imperial parma continues to tick every box, great quality, beatifully hand crumbed schnitzel, chips with both tomato sauce and garlic aoli for dippage, and a salad … hold on …
The salad has had an upgrade!
There are two ingredients in the world that make any dish better, the first one being bacon (duh) but who can tell me the second?
If you answered “cheese” you’re right!
The salad has had a complete redo, and the addition of shaved cheese on top really brings it to life. It’s not quite as healthy anymore, but if you’re eating the Imperial parma then I’m pretty sure you aren’t counting calories.
We finished our meals and presented the Dazey to Stephen, the Manager of the Imperial
And we were done! We stayed back at the Impy for a few celebratory pints to finish of a stellar year of parma hunting. The year in which we celebrated our 100th parma with an amazing road trip, and awarded our second Dazey (click here for the rundown of last year’s Dazey award)
Thanks to everyone for reading, and if you think you know of a pub that could challenge The Imperial’s crown be sure to let us know over on the facebook or twitter and we will check it out in the new year.
Thanks to The Imperial Hotel for putting up with our nonsense, and from everyone here at Parma Daze I hope you all have an amazing christmas, an even better new years, and we will catch you all with some brand new parma news in January!
The search continues…