Bistro16 Chicken Parmigiana
and Beer Battered Flathead.

There is nothing more Australian than heading off to a Club for a chicken parmigiana or a fish and chips. Chicken parmigiana has its origin in the United States, where it was popularised among Italian American immigrants. Italian American’s created a meal which quickly become conceived as an authentic Italian dish. Of course it takes its inspiration from Italy, but eggplant parmigiana is the original recipe. This traditional Italian dish consists of sliced eggplant that
is layered in cheese and covered in tomato sauce. The combo of flattened chicken breast, ham, Napoli sauce is now a total Club classic. The dish started to become an Australian Club meal in the 80’s. The addition of ham to the chicken parmigiana as we know and love it in Australia seems to be a modern and possibly Australian practice. Serving it with hot chips it is definitely an Australian tradition. Another uniquely Australian tradition is having a schooner of beer with your chicken parmigiana. Our Club offers a $4 schooner of Carlton Mid all day across the club. Our chicken breasts and hams are carefully selected and prepared by our in-house butcher Michael.
So, whether you call it chicken parmi, parmy or parma or like it with your hot chips on the side or underneath the chicken parmigiana, there is nothing more Australian than heading off to the Club for a chicken parmigiana and
a schooner of beer with your mates. Another club favourite is fish and chips. Eating fish and chips is an iconic Australian experience. Like so many other elements of Australia society, the history of fish and chips is one
of multicultural influences. It comes from England. The first Australian fish and chip shop was open in 1879 on Sydney’s Oxford Street. Fish and chips are now a classic part of the country’s culinary landscape. Our Bistro16 beer
battered flathead is served with beer battered fries or potato and salad or vegetables. On the menu you will also find classics like salt and pepper calamari, crumbed prawn cutlets, grilled salmon and our hot seafood platter.
Tastes in food may be constantly changing but when it comes to Club food, the classic favourites remain popular. Bistro16 Chicken Parmigiana and Beer Battered Flathead.