Our Mission: Eat everywhere in Worcester.
WorcesterFoodies is an independent group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »
Via’s steak was prepared perfectly with a fantastic lemon pepper aioli drizzled over the meat, served over a bed of hash browns that were to die for.
Via’s Sausage and Grapes had a nice presentation and taste and was definitely a exciting and delicious new dish for me—not a pairing I would have imagined.
Via brunch is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy this nice summer weather and enjoy some of the better food that the City of Worcester has to offer.
Overall, the meal—and of course the great company—made the day and I would definitely go back to have try something else from Via’s brunch menu.
The shrimp from Via’s brunch was cooked perfectly and the spaghetti was cooked firm to the bite, the perfect al dante, just the way I love it.
With and extensive menu from appetizers, main courses, and a number of brunch cocktails, you must check out Via’s brunch as soon as you can!
Via brunch was a perfectly grilled salmon, light and flaky, along with fresh avocado, corn, tomatoes, zucchini ribbons, mixed greens & homemade pesto.
Via’s brunch omelet was fantastic! Cooked perfectly, ample parmesan cheese within, the perfect amount of pesto and crispy prosciutto atop of the omelet.
For brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street I chose the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lavender butter, served with local maple syrup—an overall wonderful dish.
Via on Shrewsbury Street boasts a wide array of breakfast-to-lunch options with unique finds such as lemon ricotta pancakes and porchetta eggs benedict.
The salmon Salad from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester was large, which I asked to be Cajun seasoned, and they cooked it perfectly, it was light and flaky and obviously fresh. I made a note to myself this would be something I would come back for.
For my brunch entrée at Via on Shrewsbury Street, I ordered the pasta Carbonara—not exactly what I think of when I think brunch, but I was craving pasta.
Teppanyaki is the same at every place I have gone and it was certainly the same flavor palette at Takara in Worcester, MA.
The Worcester Sushi Roll from Takara in Worcester was surprisingly large with both salmon and tuna drizzled with a light spicy sauce…delicious.
Hibachi can be tricky, trying to prepare everyone’s meal to be completed at the same time can be challenging but our chef timed the meal’s delivery fine.
In the case of teppanyaki at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA—the Teriyaki Julian was cooked well and the Chef was entertaining.
The lobster from Takara was a flavorful & generous portion exceeding my past experiences of teppanyaki. When you take risks, it can yield delicious results.
The food from Takara was good, but our eating tastes have evolved to more complex and interesting menu selections than what teppanyaki can provide.
My tenderloin from Takara in Worcester was cooked to perfection and the flavorful vegetables and rice on the side made this dish very good.
The portion of Calamari from Takara in Worcester, MA was very hefty—you could very easily bring half of your meal home at the end of the night.
Despite a slight delay in the orders, Takara on Millbury Street really delievered on the promise of great teppanyaki—the steak and vegetables were great.
I was particularly excited about the Foodie night at Takara because I had been to the small hibachi restaurant before and had really enjoyed the experience.
This was my first time trying Takara in worcester; and, enjoying teppanyaki, was excited to try the teppanyaki swordfish.
The hibachi tuna from Takara was cooked to perfection, both tender and juicy. The seasoning was minimal, just enough to bring out the natural tuna flavor.
At Takara on Millbury Street, my swordfish was cooked in front of us with all the fun you usually get in a Hibachi type restaurant.
All in all, the evening at Niche Hospitality Group’s The Test Kitchen in Worcester, MA was one of my absolute favorite and “unique” experiences to date.
The Test Kitchen provided a wonderful evening filled with friends, cocktails, food, and the royalty of Worcester chefs…what more could a Foodie ask for!
Any foodie would delight in getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the chefs at Niche work their magic here at the Test Kitchen in Worcester.
With a focus on local sourced food, and a passion that exudes confidence, the Test Kitchen dishes some of the best food that Worcester has to offer.
Worcester Foodies had the honor of being the first group to break the seal at the Niche Test Kitchen, and I must say, it was nothing short of amazing.
I highly recommend holding your next gathering at the Niche Test Kitchen; the atmosphere, food, and drinks will create a night of excitement and happiness.
I enjoyed the Test Kitchen immensely; if you have an opportunity like this, you will not regret attending a uniquely delicious experience such as this.
Test kitchens are the ideal places for a true food lover, the chefs get to be creative and take risks—here in Worcester, the Chef’s risks have paid off.
Worcester’s Test Kitchen offered a glimpse into what each Niche restaurants have to offer—and I cannot wait until I am able to give them all a try!