The Bay Horse on Blossom Street have recently unveiled a brand new item to their food menu – and it looks delicious.
The Proper Parmo is The Bay Horse’s take on the Teesside classic. The Parmo – or ‘Parmesan’ – originates from Teesside and is traditionally made with a breaded pork loin escalope, but now more commonly a breaded chicken fillet.
The breadcrumbed chicken is fried and topped with béchamel sauce and lots of cheese.
The Bay Horse serve up their Parmo with handcut chips, homemade coleslaw, salad, and a creamy garlic mayo.
“It’s a proper Parmo because it’s made with Boro love and skill,” said Lorna Turnbull, owner of The Bay Horse. “Not tomato sauce topped chicken fillets with mozzarella.”
The pub first started doing Parmos through lockdown as a takeaway service, which proved very popular.
“Being from Teesside, I had noticed York had ‘parmesans’ on the takeaway menus,” said Lorna. “I tried one and thought ‘this isn’t a Parmo’ – let’s bring a proper one to York!
“And so the craze was born.”
The customer reaction has been “amazing”, and the pub regularly sells out of the popular dish.
Proper Parmo’s start at £12.95. As well as ‘The Classic Teesside Parmo’, there’s ‘The Hotshot’ which is a Parmo topped with pepperoni, jalapeños and Siracha sauce or ‘The Hunter’ which is topped with BBQ sauce and bacon – as well as more mouthwatering combinations.
The pub also serves up other classics such as pie of the day and sausage and mash.
Find out more about The Bay Horse on their Facebook page.