For Mass Foodies’ fourth Chef’s Best dinner, Chef Damian Evangelous of Armsby Abbey broke down each course using sustainable ingredients with huge flavors.
The Boynton, on Highland Street, has a very extensive menu that is almost too big. The food is consistently good making the place also consistently crowded.
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.
When my dish arrived, two large, lightly breaded chicken breasts topped with mozzarella cheese sat atop a generous portion of al dente pasta. The breading was flavorful with a hint of fresh basil and the chicken was cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. The homemade sauce had the heat I had asked for but also was rich in traditional flavor.
Tucked away in the Quinsigamond Village section of Worcester is a relative newcomer to Worcester’s dining options: Blackstone Bistro. After sitting down and opening the menu my first thought was how reasonable the prices were. There were plenty of options for appetizers and I was tempted to try the Queso Frito with Mango sauce, but opted…