It’s hard to say which the Foodies enjoyed more during their visit to Bull Mansion this month: the food or the ambiance.
Okay, well, it was the food. It is always the food.
But the ambiance of the four-story historic Worcester mansion certainly held a charm to the food-obsessed group of diners. The overall stately feel of the converted 140-year-old mansion left the diners in awe – and that was before they even tried anything on the menu.
The mansion provided the perfect backdrop for an evening with a few cocktails and a delicious meal. Several cheese and charcuterie boards welcomed the Foodies to Bull Mansion’s unique and fresh menu. Items like turducken and chocolate brie may have sounded strange at first, but the Foodies said they tasted absolutely divine. The boards were a fitting introduction to the rest of the Bull Mansion menu.
From burgers to pasta, Bull Mansion’s seasonal menu didn’t lack for options.
Donna’s fresh pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms and a goat’s milk cheese cream sauce couldn’t have been more perfect: “My pasta was perfect. Cooked Perfect, sauce-to-pasta ratio was perfect, mushrooms were fresh and cooked perfect, the flavor was delicious! Perfect!”
Amy described her beer-braised pork shank with a tomato-Gansett beer gravy as “beautifully rustic.”
“The Moroccan Lamb Tagine was a nice lamb shank cooked perfectly and was complimented by Yukon potato, carrot, couscous, spices and had a great flavor and was a great value,” said David.
Julie said her salmon came on a puree that she could only describe as “amazing.” Bull Mansion was even able to class up the burger with something they call their “Mansion Burger.”
“The slices of bacon were more than I was expecting to get and the house-made slaw made for a refreshing bite, by adding a creamy element and a fresh crunch. The fries were cooked to a crispy, dark consistency and were seasoned generously…fabulous!” Evan said.
This author had the best soup she’s ever had. It’s hard to get too excited about soup, but Bull Mansion’s potato bisque was creamy and cheesy and made me literally want to lick the bowl clean.
A few minutes with Bull Mansion owner Victoria Mariano explained exactly how the meal came to be as fantastic as it was.
“You can taste the local farm influence,” Mariano said.
She said the meat is all local – with “happy” pigs, Mariano noted. She even has a farmer she calls daily.
With so many events and live music scheduled regularly at Bull Mansion, it won’t be hard for the foodies to find an excuse to go back and enjoy another great meal.