By Rachel Shuster
Opened in February and located at 281 Main Street in Worcester, Ritual blends elegance and bohemia with top quality food.
Kathy “KK” Kostas-Riordan helps run the restaurant with Nate Aquilino. KK describes Ritual as “…bohemian, medieval, and rustic with earth tones. Ritual is special because the food is consistent, everyone knows each other, a there’s friendly staff and atmosphere. We’re going to have DJs on the weekends and Jediah, an acoustic musician, on Thursday nights.”
The menu includes dishes like spanakopita, scallops ceviche and mousaka. Prices range from $3 – $20, or you can splurge (and you should!) on the Chilled Seafood Throne for 4; it’s a mix of lobster, crab, shrimp, mussels & oysters for $39.95. KK’s mom cooks the specialties with Executive Chef Sean McCabe.
“The restaurant is named ‘Ritual’ because that’s what we want it to become. We want people to come back, celebrate and feast,” KK says.
Ritual is open Monday – Friday, 11am – 1am, and Saturday 4pm – 1am.
Also check out www.ritualworcester.com.