Nuovo – Worcester Restaurant Week Review

Nuovo- 92 Shrewsbury Street Worcester

Worcester Restaurant Week: Winter Edition 2018

I have to admit that Nuovo is one of my favorite places in the city.  Its quiet elegance reflects the hospitality of owners Loretta and Chef Alex ***.

So what is Nuovo  offering for WRW?  Escargot for one thing.  Not many restaurants would offer this French classic but Nuovo is serving it up for Restaurant Week.  About a dozen snails were served out of their shells in a light butter, cream and lemon sauce that had a hint of garlic.  I eagerly ate them and then sopped up the sauce with a hot crusty roll.  Others at the table enjoyed a baked brie slab served atop a toasted crostini in a fig sauce with a hint of cinnamon. Both offerings were outstanding.

The second course of the 3-course restaurant week menu offered a Caesar salad or the house salad.  A minestrone was an additional option.

Entrees included a Mediterranean Chicken, pan seared with garlic, onions, sundried tomatoes and feta, served over linguine.  Another entrée choice was pan-seared haddock served atop cheese ravioli.  The haddock was topped with parsley, sun dried tomato, onion and caper sauce.  The third entrée was a braised beef short rib in a tomato, cream & vodka sauce served with mashed potato.  Three pieces of succulent boneless short rib was just enough to be filling.

Vegetarians should have no problem dining here.  Nuovo offers a vegetable arrancini, with ricotta cheese as one of their appetizers selections and a vegetable risotto for an entrée.

Beers and wine are reasonably priced here as well.

Overall the dining experience reflected quiet elegance and a white tablecloth setting with expert service in a hospitable atmosphere.

Review by

Paul Giorgio

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