I took my sister to “Fellini’s”:http://www.fellinisstratford.com/ for dinner last night for her birthday. I had never been there before but she had tried it once and picked it for her celebration. It is on the main street through the centre of town and there is a parking lot behind that has meters. You can enter through the back door of the restaurant. As it was a rainy evening, this was quite handy. The restaurant is long and thin with a very homey feel. There is brown paper on the tables and bowls of crayons to keep people of all ages entertained.
There are booths or tables to choose from and you can see the cooks working in the kitchen. The service was friendly and efficient. We did not have a reservation but we went in early and had no trouble getting a table. As I was driving, I stuck to water with my meal but my sister tried the special beer for the night: Cowbell ($6.99). It was very aromatic of citrus and pineapple and she enjoyed it. Our waitress brought us a basket of olive and oregano bread that came with butter and olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I tried both ways of eating this delicious bread that was both dense and light at the same time. The olive and oregano were both evident in the aroma and taste.
We both had a couple of appetizers rather than a main meal, though I’m sure we’ll be back to try something else on the menu as it all looked good. My sister started with the cheese and cauliflower soup ($4.99) and I started with a small Caesar salad ($5.99). We both then had the ½ lb of mussels ($10.99 each from the nightly specials sheet) in a cream sauce with onions, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. There was a definite aniseed flavour to it which was very nice. Our waitress offered to bring us more bread to soak up the sauce.
As it was a birthday celebration, we were given (yes, given) a slice of the flourless chocolate cake with a candle in it and two forks; a great way to finish the meal. It was nice and dense and not too sweet. Unfortunately I only got a picture of the candle after we had devoured the cake.