September 5, 2010

Rye Hotel

2415 Point Nepean Road
Rye, VIC 3941
(03) 5985 2277
Food: Bistro, Cafe
Date visited: 20th June 2010

After spending a long day in Mornington Peninsula, mushroom hunting and basking in natural hot springs, we craved a home-style meal without all the frills. So, there was no better way to end our trip than with a straightforward, delicious meal at the local Rye Hotel. 

We walked in at about 9pm, to see that there were no other guests in the bistro, except for a few young ladies chatting over drinks by the fireplace. Though somewhat awkwardly, we were seated and orders promptly taken. Our food arrived soon after and we were a couple of happy chaps, satisfied with the taste and quality of the dishes served.

We were surprised to be given bread before our meal, a nice gesture indeed!

Saganaki with Lemon and Rocket - A great combination of salty cheese with zingy lemon, but the overall texture was too rubbery

Veal Scallopini with Pancetta & Mushrooms in a Cream, Garlic & White Wine Sauce with Mashed Potato - Oozy, creamy, meaty goodness

Chicken Parmigiana with Virginia Ham, Napoli Sauce, Mozzarella & Parmesan - This has made it to my top 3 of parmas ever eaten. It has the perfect ratio of crispy crumbed chicken to salty ham, tangy napoli sauce and golden brown melted cheese; All topped off with thick cut chips and steamed vegies to balance out the flavours.

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