One of the down sides of working from home is the fact that I don't get to eat out as often as I used to when I worked in an office at the city.
Of course, my bank account and the hubby are grateful for this 'down side', but the foodie in me is a tad bit sad that I'm not discovering as many new places to eat out. That's why whenever I get the opportunity to dine at a new place, I get excited.
Last week, I had such an opportunity when I was hanging out with my ex-colleagues when we attended my friend's (and also a former colleague) wedding. Between the church ceremony and the wedding reception, some of us ended up going to Cafe Fellini in North Adelaide for a late lunch, since we had some time to kill. Besides, we were feeling too hungry to wait for a few hours before we eat a proper meal.
So, even though we knew we shouldn't fill ourselves up too much before the weddingg dinner, a couple of people from our group ordered salads, another one ordered cheese bread, someone else ordered a sandwich (I think), and there was also an order of french fries. I ended up having the spicy seafood risotto (pictured here):
The portions were generous, which was just as well because the place was a bit on the pricey side for a cafe meal (meals are around $20 and over).
I had a slice of the cheese bread (which looked more like a pizza) - and thought it was great.
I also really enjoyed my seafood risotto. It did have a bit of a kick from the spices and it had a good amount of seafood in it. Though, I must admit that I was a bit perplexed about where the mussels went, as the dish was served with three empty mussel shells and I believe I only found one mussel mixed in with the rice.
Apart from the lone mussel and the spice, the risotto also came with squid, prawns, and a quarter of a crab that was still in its shell. I did dig into the crab with the shell cracker. It was delicious.
I was hoping I'd have enough space for their delectable-looking dessert pizzas, but unfortunately, I was too full by the end of my meal. Perhaps, next time I visit, I'd just have a lighter meal so I can give them a go. Or maybe, one day, I'll go back just for the sweet stuff. You see, one of my friends tried the nutella hot chocolate and said it was yummy too. I also liked the look of their milkshakes.
Anyway, the overall experience for my first visit at Cafe Fellini was positive. And, I definitely wouldn't mind coming back one day. My companions and I were even grateful that they were happy to split our bill, so didn't have to worry about who's paying for what. That's always helpful.
In any case, I'm glad that I managed to eat at somewhere new again. Gotta love food adventures, right?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.