burger boy and I have just come home from dinner @ The Inglewood Hotel. I’ve been there for dinner only one other time and from memory I had the Guinness Pie which I don’t remember much about, so it mustn’t have been spectacular. On the other hand, burger boy and all his friends are always raving on about the parmas @ Inglewood Hotel so much that when burger boy said we were going to have Perth’s best parma tonight, I knew exactly where we were headed.
I had been in the car most of this afternoon and was feeling a bit out of it – that’s what I get for writing & reading whilst the car is in motion! Anyway, I was really keen to sit outside The Inglewood Hotel to get a bit of air so instead of ordering in the restaurant, we ordered at the bar.
First impressions were great I was pretty excited to see Monteith’s Apple Cider on tap – my latest alcoholic craving 😉 I was very happy with my $4.50 midi of cider – posing along side burger boy’s beer below…[singlepic id=288 w=350 h= float=]
burger boy had the famous chicken and ham parmigiana
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I had a bite and it’s true, it really is the best parma in Perth. It was crispy but not to the point that it was too crunchy / hard to eat and the sauce was delicious – it wasn’t your usual tomato paste/pasta type sauce…there’s just something about it and you really need to try it to know what I mean! It was a good portion and the chips were yum.
I ordered the seared scallops and twice cooked pork belly served on a corn puree with a crispy apple and mint salad:
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This dish was delicious, loved everything that was in it. The pork belly wasn’t too fatty, scallops were a nice size and cooked to perfection (nice & juicy) and the crispy apple and mint salad complimented both the pork belly & scallops really well! The apple also tasted great with my apple cider!
I really enjoyed this dish and completely cleared the plate – I think if I was hungrier it wouldn’t have filled me up – but I do have a large appetite.
I was extremely satisfied at this point…we had spent $62 for the two of us which I thought was excellent value and the food was quality.
I really didn’t need it but I had seen the citrus pannacotta with praline, granite and watermelon on the dessert menu and temptation got the better me…[singlepic id=290 w=320 h=240 float=]
It looked amazing, and at first the praline, granite and watermelon flavours tasted fine but after a few spoonfuls the flavours become a bit too much. Plus the pannacotta itself was very thick and was almost ‘chewy’. It wasn’t bad but I won’t be ordering it again, I think we should have ordered the malteser and mars bar cheesecake instead…it was what I really felt like but my love for pannacotta got the better of me!
Dessert although didn’t blow me away, didn’t change my foodie experience at The Inglewood Hotel – I will def be back for their food & drinks!