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GETTING OUT: Worcester Restaurant Week’s Ethnic Fare

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Worcester Restaurant Week is in full swing, and this is a perfect time to check out a new restaurant, perhaps something Asian, Italian or Mediterranean.  if you haven’t taken advantage of the great deals available at area restaurants, there is still time. Participating restaurants (all locally owned) are offering a three course meal (typically appetizer, entrée and dessert) for the fixed price of $23.12.

Here is a sampling of some of the more than 50 restaurants available:


92 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester

For Mediterranean fare,head to Nuovo, an Open Table award winner in 2011 and 2012, that regularly features $5 lunches, and has recently introduced its $5 martinis and appetizers at the bar.

For Restaurant Week, Nuovo is offering a choice of four appetizers, four entrees and three desserts. Appetizers include: shrimp cocktail, Chobani Salad, and The Nuovo Appetizer (garlic yogurt sauce accompanied with olives and focaccia bread). Entrees include Mediterranean chicken in white yogurt sauce with walnuts served over cheese ravioli, eggplant parmesan, veal piccata and salmon drizzled cucumber dill sauce. Dessert offerings include: flourless chocolate cake and tiramisu.

7 Nana Japanese Steakhouse 

60 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester

Whether you're craving sushi or the hibachi experience, Shrewsbury Street’s newest restaurant, 7 Nana Japanese Steakhouse has options for you for Restaurant Week option. The sushi menu includes a choice of soup plus salad as well as an appetizer choice of Japanese spring roll, California roll or coconut shrimp. Entrée options include chicken avo, sushi & sashimi or borlelais beef.

The hibachi special includes soup and salad, grilled vegetables, and a choice of two meats: chicken, sirloin steak, shrimp, calamari and salmon.

Nancy Chang 

372 Chandler Street, Worcester

If you're craving Chinese food, Nancy Chang is the place to go.  Known for its healthy oils, no MSG and gluten-free options and a WooFood silver certified restaurant, Nancy Chang is also famous for its buffet, which they will be offering for $11.56 per person (half of $23.12). With two soups, four appetizers and four entrees that change nightly, there is plenty of variety to choose from.


234 Chandler Street | Worcester

While not necessarily ethnic, EVO certainly offers Restaurant Week diners a variety of tastes to tempt any palette. Appetizer options include: baby spinach summer salad, fried cheese ravioli or Buffalo calamari. The entrée choices are roasted bone-in pork chop, grilled swordfish steak, Tuscan macaroni & cheese, surf & turf or stone baked avocado Tuscany. For dessert, EVO is serving lemon sorbet, fresh fruit, or the house specialty truffles.


166 Shrewsbury Street Worcester

If you’re craving Mexican food, Mezcal in Worcester has some great options. For starters, choose a Bocadito (appetizer) – options include a roasted vegetable dip, jalapeno rice balls or pulled pork spring rolls. Then choose an entrée: beef, chicken or vegetable burrito, grilled bistro tenderloin steak or BBQ duck tostadas. Dessert options include coconut crusted fried ice cream or fresh blueberry and dark chocolate bread pudding.

Rosalina's Kitchen

83 Hamilton Street, Worcester

If you’re looking for Italian fare, check out Rosalina’s Kitchen. The award winning restaurant, which opened in 2011, has some delicious offerings for Restaurant Week. Rosalina’s is BYOB, which will also help to keep the tab down. Appetizer options are: toasted cheese agnolotti raviolis, classic Caesar salad or tomato, mozzarella & fresh basil with balsamic glaze & EVOO. Entrée selections include Chicken Soppresetta, Fruitti di Mare, Pasta Primavera or Pan Seared Haddock.


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