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Foodies Take The Bull By The Horns at Bull Mansion

Mass Foodies' Worcester Foodies take Bull Mansion in March.

It’s hard to say which the Foodies enjoyed more during their visit to Bull Mansion this month: the food or the ambiance.

Okay, well, it was the food. It is always the food.

But the ambiance of the four-story historic Worcester mansion certainly held a charm to the food-obsessed group of diners. The overall stately feel of the converted 140-year-old mansion left the diners in awe – and that was before they even tried anything on the menu.

The Menu of Bull MansionThe mansion provided the perfect backdrop for an evening with a few cocktails and a delicious meal. Several cheese and charcuterie boards welcomed the Foodies to Bull Mansion’s unique and fresh menu. Items like turducken and chocolate brie may have sounded strange at first, but the Foodies said they tasted absolutely divine. The boards were a fitting introduction to the rest of the Bull Mansion menu.

From burgers to pasta, Bull Mansion’s seasonal menu didn’t lack for options.

Donna’s fresh pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms and a goat’s milk cheese cream sauce couldn’t have been more perfect: “My pasta was perfect. Cooked Perfect, sauce-to-pasta ratio was perfect, mushrooms were fresh and cooked perfect, the flavor was delicious! Perfect!”

Joe, who also had the fresh local pasta, described the sauce as “rich and flavorful” with breadcrumbs adding a nice crunch.

Amy described her beer-braised pork shank with a tomato-Gansett beer gravy as “beautifully rustic.”

“The Moroccan Lamb Tagine was a nice lamb shank cooked perfectly and was complimented by Yukon potato, carrot, couscous, spices and had a great flavor and was a great value,” said David.

Julie said her salmon came on a puree that she could only describe as “amazing.” Bull Mansion was even able to class up the burger with something they call their “Mansion Burger.”

“The slices of bacon were more than I was expecting to get and the house-made slaw made for a refreshing bite, by adding a creamy element and a fresh crunch. The fries were cooked to a crispy, dark consistency and were seasoned generously…fabulous!” Evan said.

This author had the best soup she’s ever had. It’s hard to get too excited about soup, but Bull Mansion’s potato bisque was creamy and cheesy and made me literally want to lick the bowl clean.

A few minutes with Bull Mansion owner Victoria Mariano explained exactly how the meal came to be as fantastic as it was.

“You can taste the local farm influence,” Mariano said.

She said the meat is all local – with “happy” pigs, Mariano noted. She even has a farmer she calls daily.

With so many events and live music scheduled regularly at Bull Mansion, it won’t be hard for the foodies to find an excuse to go back and enjoy another great meal.

The Pork Shank From The Bull Mansion in Worcester, MA
The Pork Shank From The Bull Mansion in Worcester, MA
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Grand Opening for New American Bistro, Bull Mansion, Slated for Early September

Clark University alums Victoria Mariano and Adi Tibrewal will be hosting the much-anticipated grand opening of Bull Mansion, a New American Bistro, on September 2nd at 55 Pearl Street in Worcester, MA. A soft opening will be held prior, on August 25th. Bull Mansion is also host to the Gratitude Festival on September 9th and 10th.

Mariano and Tibrewal are the innovative, community-centered, powerhouse team behind the new restaurant that will soon be found in the historic downtown building. Mariano, CEO and co-founder/owner of Spiritual Haze and Electric Haze, has over 8 years of experience in developing and running small businesses. Tibrewal is assistant vice president at Blue Hills Bank and has been heavily involved with many business ventures in Worcester. Tibrewal also serves as a volunteer Board member with Stand Up for Kids-Worcester, and as a Corporator at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Featuring hand-crafted, boldly-flavored food and drinks with attention to quality, sustainability and careful selection, Bull Mansion will offer a complete day-night experience — host to a stimulating bistro and bar, lively entertainment, and striking private functions rooms. Together, under the Bull Mansion name, Mariano and Tibrewal will be concocting a brilliant mix of sustainable food items and carefully selected products with attention to fine detail and high standards across all elements.

“This is the dream of community, sustainability, culture and excellence all coming together inside a piece of Worcester history,” says Mariano. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring this dream to life to share with everyone. We’re bringing the best parts of our community together to create a stimulating environment where people can find creative cuisine, innovative concepts and varied entertainment all in one place. We will not only feature an eclectic mix of live entertainment on a weekly basis – but also feature performance art and more by locally, regionally and internationally known Worcester area artists and musicians.” The value of fresh and vibrant, wholesome foods will be showcased in every dish and will be hand-crafted with close attention to quality and unique flavors.

Functions will be a mainstay of the new restaurant. The new function hall will be available for rental for events of over 200 guests ranging from corporate functions to weddings and anything in between. Bull Mansion will offer a hub for electric entertainment mixed with turn-of-the-century craftsmanship. The main level will seat 85 guests inside, 45 outside on the patio, while live entertainment and event space will be held upstairs, providing space for an additional 200+ guests.