Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Best Of Rhode Island (Best Macaroni & Cheese)

Just got word that we (Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro) just won the 2009 Best Of Rhode Island, Best Macaroni & Cheese! I know....I thought the same thing, we are located in MA not RI?! But award winning none the less. Thanks for the accolade Rhode Island!
If you haven't been to Tastings and tried our mac your missing out. Something so simple has become one of our most popular items. I still remember how much time we put into developing a recipe much more complicated than it needed to be. The final recipe......simple, so damn simple. We use the best ingredients we can find and call it a day. The end result......

Summer Truffle Macaroni & Cheese/Fresh Summer Truffles/Vermont Sharp Cheddar/Smoked Crumb Crust

modified version to make at home:1 serving

3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup shredded Artisan Sharp Cheddar Cheese
6 oz cooked mini penne pasta
1 oz black truffle juice
.25 oz fresh black truffles
salt & pepper to taste
- Place the heavy cream,shredded cheese,truffle juice over medium heat and allow the cream and the cheese to reduce by 1/4.Season with salt & pepper and TASTE for proper seasoning. Place the cooked pasta in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Once the cheese sauce is made add cooked pasta to the sauce and toss well. Place in a bowl and top with shaved black truffles.

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