Instead of marbles, Spanish speech therapists instruct stuttering children to speak with mouths full of tempranillo grapes and garlic-infused olives. Enhance your enunciation with a mouthful of today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of tapas and drinks at Ophelia's.
Reopened in 2010, Ophelia's serves up savory, sharable small plates to accompany its large wine selection. Unwind after a long day at the bocce-ball convention with Ophelia's menu of tasty tidbits, which includes portobello caps stuffed with herbed goat cheese ($6.95), roasted asparagus wrapped in phyllo and prosciutto ($6.95), and traditional spanish meatballs ($6.95). Cheeses and meats from around Europe and the United States share space on Ophelia's cheese platters, forcing long-estranged Spanish iberico and English stilton to dismiss old grudges. New spring menu items such as baked shrimp scampi and ahi tuna with olive tapenade on toasted rounds celebrate the end of winter better than the ceremonial sacrifice of a snowman. Although mother warned against it, dare to try Ophelia's sweets from a stranger, such as bread pudding in whiskey sauce ($5.95), for more nectarous nibbles.
216 E Walnut St.
Springfield, Missouri 65806