Sauteed Calamari from Blackstone Bistro in Worcester, MAI love calamari, so I could not resist the temptation to try this dish with its simple, yet flavorful ingredients from Blackstone Bistro. In a world that loves to fry these poor tender morsels, I was absolutely thrilled to see the word “sauteed” leap off the menu at me. I chose to get it with the olive oil, garlic and basil. I never even read the rest of the menu. I was not disappointed at all. It was a very fine thin sauce but packed with fresh flavors and it was a nice large portion to boot. I was wishing I had remembered this was a BYOB, because this was the perfect dish to have with a nice red wine and I said so. My friend graciously let me have a glass from his bottle and the meal was perfect and complete. The added bonus was the yummy crunchy garlic bread that was shared around the table. I would absolutely go back here for this meal again and again.

Christmas shopping for fine art collectibles and inspiration at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, MA