Sausages and Grapes for Brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MAAfter not visiting Via for a while I was intrigued when we decided to go to brunch on Sunday. We opted to sit in the outdoor area which was very pleasant and comfortable. A quick review of the menu allowed me to see that there were many other options on their menu besides the standard breakfast fare. To accompany the breakfast menu there was a good selection of beverages and I decided to start my brunch with a tasty Bloody Mary garnished with celery and crispy thick cut bacon and for good measure I added a jumbo shrimp. The wait staff was pleasant and professional and after some further consideration I decided to order a dish called Sausages and Grapes and yes a few jokes came to mind as I ordered my dish. To accompany this I added a side of crispy hash browns. Not knowing what to expect of the dish I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.

When my meal came out it was a nice size skillet with a base of creamy rich polenta topped with the grapes which had been cooked down into nice rich grape sauce with whole grapes. Topping the grapes and polenta were two juicy yet crispy lean sausage links that were mild yet well flavored and not fatty. The dish had a nice presentation and taste and was definitely a exciting and delicious new dish for me. The pairing of the three items was perfect yet not a pairing that I would have ever thought of together. The side of shredded crispy hash browns were delicious and offered a crunch and salty element to my meal, but as delicious as they were my mind gravitated back to the sausage and grapes which was a delightful culinary experience.

Overall, I found my trip to Via to be a pleasant experience with delicious different offerings for brunch in Worcester. The menu had something for everyone and all the dishes were well prepared with quality fresh ingredients. I will definitely be back for brunch at Via again. My only dilemma for my next trip will be whether I get the grapes and sausages again which I would love to have again or to try a different option.