Filet Mignon

Restaurant: Ritual, Main Street The Facts: An 8 oz filet mignon wrapped in bacon with a port wine demi glaze.  Served along smashed red potatoes and mixed vegetables of carrots and broccoli. Foodie’s Review: First impressions were great as the meal was nicely presented with the filet resting lightly on the smashed potatoes with the…

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Although Chicken Cordon Bleu has recently been stigmatized as a wedding meal choice, the manner in which it is prepared by 86 Winter on Water Street helps to reclaim it as a solid choice. Not considering the sides of large, thin sliced squash and zucchini, or even the thick flavorful garlic smashed potatoes, their Chicken…

Seared Duck Breast

Restaurant: Ritual, Main Street As it appears in the menu: Seasoned with crushed cocoa beans, hazelnut chocolate demi-glaze – 1st place Worcester Iron Chef The Facts: Beautifully plated medallions of duck breast resting on a small portion of smashed potatoes.  I ordered with sautéed spinach instead of mixed vegetables.  A chocolate lava cake, the size…

Agnolotti Carciofini-Aritchoke and spinach

Agnolotti Carciofini-Artichoke, spinach & mascarpone stuffed pasta, roasted garlic, spring onions in a pink vodka sauce. Appetizer: toasted ciabatta bread with roasted garlic, fresh chives and Gorgonzola fonduta.

Fire Dragon Sushi

Newly opened Kenichi is filling the void that was made when Zipango’s closed in 2010. With a variety of special makimono the Fire Dragon is a great option when looking for something different. The combination of shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado within a soya bean wrap adds the perfect texture with baked spicy salmon,…

Rigatoni Al Pepe Nero

Although Italian food is as necessary as air, it can often become neglected as a dish. Piccolo’s on Shrewsbury Street has reinvented Italian to make certain that it doesn’t just blend into the common scene. That is why the Rigatoni Al Pepe Nero takes a traditional Italian meal with twist and pushes the envelope even…

Gamberi Julianna

Sautéed jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, maccheroni, roasted garlic, cracked black peppercorns and pink vodka sauce.

Filetto Al Pepe Nero

Two grilled filet mignon medallions, cracked black pepper, caramelized onions, gorgonzola cream served over a bountiful amount of linguine pasta topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper.

Ravioli Ricardo

Veal and Ricotta stuffed pasta, mushrooms, prosciutto, fresh sage, white wine sauce with goat cheese.

Pollo e Melanzana Sorrentina

Fresh eggplant and chicken layered with basil, marinara and fresh mozzarella served with macaroni. The thinly sliced eggplant is layered over the chicken breast and covered in cheese. Both the meat and pasta is covered with red sauce.