The Naked European, no not an actually a naked person. Just a restaurant residing down the Windsor end of Chapel Street.
Before I get into the review, I have to mention one thing. I read online one day when I was deep in the interwebs people heard the owner telling his staff to go on Zomato and give the place a good review. After some investigating (reading through all the reviews), it looked to be true. The first few reviewers have only rated one place, that being The Naked European. I’m not saying it is true, it just looks that way…
Now onto the review.
The menu is made up of small tapas bites, larger main meals, and desserts. They have a breakfast menu available until 5:30 pm and a special each night of the week. I happen to come on parma night, with 3 different types on the menu served with chips and salad for $12.50.
For the entree, I order Oyster Kilpatrick. Although presented beautifully the flavour missed the mark. Rather than being the bacon and Worcestershire sauce flavour I had grown accustomed to, the taste was more like a tomato bolognese sauce. Not necessarily bad, but not what I was looking for.
Not wanting to pay $22 for a lamb souvlaki that I could order around the corner for half the price, I decided to get a parma. But not just any ordinary parma because I’m not just any ordinary person. I ordered a Mexican chicken parma, coated in Doritos topped with tomato based sauce, cheese and jalapeños. Served with chips and a Greek salad (a nice change to the normal garden salad).
The portion was tiny and served on a small plate to make it seem bigger (you ain’t fooling anybody). The chicken breast was super juicy, and you could definitely taste the Doritos through the crumbing. The Mexican flavour could have been enhanced by adding some cumin and coriander to the sauce.
Would I go back? Probably not, the portion sizes a way too small to fill a wild Tilly bear.