A Festive Dish Perfect For Sharing

A Holiday Meal For Any Sized Guest List

With just a few days left until Christmas, many people are putting the final touches on their dinner menu. 

For Chef Victor Barry, owner of internationally celebrated Piano Piano, the holidays are a time to think outside the box and explore alternatives to the traditional turkey dinner. 

“The Veal Parm is fun and celebratory, and perfect for a special occasion,” he says, adding it’s perfect for groups of any size. This is especially helpful with many holiday goers whose guest list is constantly changing. 

“It’s perfect for sharing – whether it’s you and a date or a group of 4, which makes it the perfect addition to a holiday spread,” he says. “And most importantly, it’s f*#king delicious!!”

Piano Piano’s Bone-In Veal Parmesan

1 pc 8 to 10 oz veal chop – bone in, Frenched, flattened, 

500 g flour

5 eggs 

500 g panko bread crumbs

250ml canola oil

250ml+150ml tomato sauce

4 pieces sliced spicy sopressata

1 piece fior di latte

50 g shredded mozzarella

4 picked leaves of basil

25g + 25g grated grana padano

30 ml of olive oil 

1 picked sprig of rosemary

15 g dried oregano 

How To Make It

Preheat oven to 425F

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk to until they are well combined

Season the veal chop on both sides with salt and pepper

Create a breading station by placing the flour and panko on separate trays or

large plates

Dip the veal chop in the flour and coat evenly, shake off any excess flour

Dip the veal chop in the egg and drain any excess egg mixture

Dip the veal chop in the panko and coat evenly, reserve on a baking tray

Heat the canola oil in a large pan big enough to hold the veal chop

Shallow fry the veal chop on both sides for 3 minutes or until golden brown

After frying, place the veal chop on a baking tray and season with salt

Cover the veal chop with 150ml of the tomato sauce and spread out the basil

leaves on top

Cover the veal chop with the sliced sopressata

Place the fior di latte on top, followed by the mozzarella and 25g of the grana


Cook the veal chop in the oven for 10 minutes

To plate, spoon 125ml tomato sauce on a plate, place veal chop

Top with olive oil, grana Padano, rosemary and oregano


Check out other great recipes in our holiday series.

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