by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
June 20, 2004
The menu wasn’t overly large but quite varied with lots of pizzas, pasta, vegetarian meals and a few traditional dishes like goulash and schnitzel. I started with minestrone soup, a bit different than the Italian version. It was a clear beef broth with sliced zucchini and mushrooms and was quite tasty. From the vegetarian menu I chose ofenkartoffel, a large baked potato. Served in a tin foil boat with garlic and dill cream sauce it was very filling and the sauce was delicious. Tracey enjoyed her Parma pizza, a thin crust pie topped with slices of thin sliced ham. Bea ordered turkey scallops, which was like schnitzel. Another good choice, it was lightly breaded and then pan fried and served with parslied potatoes and cranberry relish. Our meals averaged 10 €. The waiter was efficient and friendly. He apologized for his lack of English, which was silly because he was better at English than I was at German. Consequently we had a few laughs at each other’s expense but managed to communicate enough to get by.
From 10pm each night food takes a back seat to music in the cellar. Live blues and jazz are presented and as well as the scheduled performers there is an open stage for newcomers. Monthly music schedules are posted at the restaurant.
The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 5pm to midnight while the jazz cellar stays open until 2am. Stiftskellar is located just off of Dreifaltigkeitsgasse near the large Church and Mozart’s residence.
From journal Salzburg Sidetrips