The Clive Parma Challenge. Are you game enough to take it on?
The Clive Parma Challenge. Are you game enough to take it on? Clive Parma Challenge Facebook

Holy schnitzel! 'Clive Parma' challenge a hit on pub menu

THERE'S a giant chicken parmigiana out there with Clive Palmer's name on it.

The mining magnate has been honoured at the Rochester Castle Hotel in Fitzroy, Melbourne, by way of a titanic food challenge.

The 'Clive Parma Challenge' is five chicken parmigianas stacked on top of each other with a serve of chips and salad.

It costs $30 but you can win your money back if you've got the stomach to lick the plate clean.

Pub manager Will Mason said the challenge had been more successful than they imagined.

"My mum came up with the idea of the Clive Parma. It had to be grand and adventurous because that's what Clive Palmer is," he said.

"It was going to be two parmas but then we thought we'd do five and make the challenge because we thought Clive Palmer would like the idea of that.

One game punter prepares to take on the Clive Parma Challenge.
One game punter prepares to take on the Clive Parma Challenge. Contributed

"We're not having a go at Clive. It's about his love of big and grandiose ideas, not because he's a large man."

Mr Mason said of the 200 diners to attempt the challenge since its launch in the recent federal election only 30 managed to see it through.

"They all look a bit pale and feel a bit ill at the end of it," he said.

"We offer them a beer or a cider after, but most say no."

Mr Mason said the pub's dream was to get the man himself to come in and have a go.

"I'm not sure what our chances are but it'd be fantastic if he had a spare 30 minutes to come to the pub," he said.

The challenge has become so popular it has its own Facebook page with more than 3100 followers, almost 500 more followers than the pub's Facebook page.



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