On our last evening, we were limited to restaurants we could reach by one
bus on Sherbrooke without a long walk. The moment I spotted Ferreria on Peel St, I was attracted to Portuguese cuisine. Loved the looks of
the place: great vibe before we even sat down.
Limited choices for a non-meat eater--my husband. Very pricy, with what turned out to be a rather plain chicken dish for $34. I loved my bouillabaisse, was glad I didn't add the 1/2 lobster for $12, as the dish was ample, full bodied soup, varied seafood and clams done to perfection and not beyond.
Much as I enjoyed my dish, a vague dissatisfaction nibbled at me until I figured out what was bothering me. It wasn't the pricing; a fine restaurant is worth paying for. It was the lack of value, of anything extra,
of the over-pricing on the chicken dish, which simply was not worth what was charged. I've spent a lot more in other fine restaurants, and still felt there was a generosity toward the customer--extras, that did not exist here. Pity.