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I’m not Greek, but when I dine at Meze on Shrewsbury Street, I can justify pretending to be because of the great selection of Greek wine and dishes.
As a small business owner, I appreciate the personal touch of hospitality that can mean a lot to an existing or new customer.
An appetizer plate with five dips eggplant, caviar, and whipped feta were the stand outs among them and I would order it again and feel full and content.
Overall, I give Meze high marks in all areas: tasty and fun menu items, excellent service, a bright clean atmosphere and you can’t beat the location — right on Shrewsbury Street. Got to love that!
I ordered their Spanako-tiropita which is spinach mixed with feta and folded into phyllo dough. The dish came with a side of Greek yogurt for dipping.
For an entrée I chose the Lavraki, or whole Mediterranean Sea Bass, the flavor of the fish, unfortunately, did not make up for the extra efforts needed to obtain a bone-free bite.
This dish is a perfect dish for sharing and sampling among friends and was worthy of being on this platter to start any main course.
The purpose of the meze is twofold: to complement and enhance the taste of a drink and / or to provide the backdrop for a social gathering.
Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA takes the concept of tapas and applies it to Greek food, quite successfully I might add.
There were so many dishes I can’t do justice describing them all, suffice it to say Mezé on Shrewsbury Street is truly a food lovers experience.
Looking for more than a burger and wings when catching a game and enjoying your favorite beer? The Mediterranean Salad from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street.
The Chimichurri Steak Frites was not a meal that I was expecting to get from the Brew City and I was very impressed.
I was content with Brew City’s Pasta with Blue Crab: lumps of blue crab with a lemon butter sauce, spinach, tossed with a bucatini pasta.
The Buffalo Jam burger from Brew City features fresh ground buffalo, jam and goat cheese on a brioche roll; One of the better burgers I’ve had—anywhere.
The Chiopino from Brew City is not something that you see on many menus. Here, it was fantastic with a spicy tomato and fish broth with rich flavors.
Grilled Guinness Meatloaf included two large tender pieces of meatloaf, loaded with mushrooms topped with a caramelized onion and mushroom demi glaze.
Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon from O’Connor’s was marinated in a citrus-herb baste. The cedar plank infused the fish with a lush, smoky, and aromatic flavor.
I was desperately grasping for the fleeing fried seafood coattails of summer and the fish and chips from O’Connor’s helped.
Avocado Gouda Burger from O’Connor’s was a well enough portioned size, included the fries and the gouda was smoked and creamy.
O’Connor’s Seafood Mac and Cheese had a sauce that was abundant and each bite had some if its thick cheese.
The Shephard’s Pie from O’Connor’s on West Boylston Street in Worcester was quickly devoured—even the leftovers didn’t make it home.
O’Connor’s in Worcester may be a little out of the way, but it’s a definite spot for a European influenced menu—including the seafood mac and cheese.
O’Connors prides itself in not just offering Irish food, but European styles. So, I decided to venture off the beaten trail and try Portuguese Seafood Stew.
O’Connor’s Swordfish Steak Picasso was pan seared with a “Picatta-Style” sauce of capers, tomato, and fresh herbs, served over linguini.
The batter on the Chicken Francaise from O’Connor’s in Worcester was flavorful, light, and not overpowering; with a hint of lemon, egg and parmesan.
The Guinness Pie from O’Connor’s was described on the menu as enormous and filled with rich and malty stew; when the dish arrived it did not disappoint.
The heaping portion of O’Connor’s Irish Shepherd’s Pie was enough to make multiple meals of, but I was prepared to eat, and made sure to finish every bite!
The bone-in short ribs were tender, flavorful and pulled off the bone very easily. The polenta was fried crispy on the outside and was creamy on the inside.
This unassuming Vietnamese restaurant on Park Avenue, Dalat, did a great Bo Luc Lat; I would return again—though I would ask if my selection was spicy!
The Spicy Tofu and Vegetables might not be on the menu when I go back. But, I am certain that my next experience at Dalat will be just as outstanding.
And unlike meals that you may get out at larger chain restaurants, this meal left you feeling satisfied but not overly full or weighted down.
Dalat on Park Avenue always makes the most yummy of foods and you cannot really be disappointed if you have an adventurous side and a willing palette.
There’s nothing like a wonderful “chef’s special” to tease my tastebuds. Also, knowing that it is something “special”. It adds a bit of mystery to it.
Knowing the Vietnamese culture embraces a strong work ethic—that kind of dedication is exactly why Dalat is a stand out for Vietnamese cuisine in this area.