~ Truffled Mac + Cheese ~
Awesome! The cast iron dish is a cute touch; as for the mac itself, I couldn’t wait to dig in. Note: I tried the side instead of the entrée, so ~results may vary~.
For a truffled mac & cheese, I can definitely say I expected more flavor – it was surprisingly bland. The primary flavor in this dish was the basic taste of béchamel, with the occasional hint of truffle oil.
Fairly creamy, but nothing out of this world. It is tough to keep baked mac & cheeses from getting dry; the mark of an outstanding mac is one that can maintain its creaminess.
If this mac was a theater production, the cheese was cast as an extra, not in the starring role.
The texture was great. The breadcrumbs gave a great crunch to the dish, and the penne was perfectly cooked.
I really like Grizzly Peak, and their food is great. Naturally, it’s possible that the full-sized mac could be better than the side, so if this score improves, you guys will be the first to know!
Menu Link: http://grizzlypeak.net/gpa/menu/lunch_menu