– “Roadhouse Macaroni & Cheese” –
Okay, so I got the small size mac; I wasn’t hungry, quite a pity. Unfortunately for me, getting a large seemed to be beneficial (Nick got the large so I was able to assess this). The large comes in a bowl, so it not only looks better, but also stays warmer/creamier longer. That being said, I would probably give it a better presentation score as a large than a small, but it’s still quite a looker either way.
Exquisite, really. Zingerman’s Roadhouse uses Cabot cheddar in their classic mac, which they also caramelize, as you can see in the photo. Throw in some béchamel sauce, and there’s a ~tremendous~ amount of flavor in this dish.
For a dish that has béchamel sauce, I was underwhelmed with the creaminess. Again, getting the large bowl seems to improve that issue, so take this rating with a grain of salt. Still, it wasn’t bad at all.
Zingerman’s is one cheese-savvy eatery. I really appreciate that they use cheeses that are a little less mainstream for all of their macs, so they truly stand out to your tastebuds. THAT, friends, is how you make a dish memorable.
I would 100% recommend ordering a large mac, you won’t regret it (plus, possible leftovers). All of the macaroni and cheese dishes on the Zingerman’s menu stand out of a crowd. Not only are the cheeses unique, but the pasta is “Martelli” maccheroni (a brand from Tuscany), perfectly zany. Overall, touches such as these make for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Menu Link: http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/menus/