Antonelli’s Cheese Shop announces its first-ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese Off, a fun culinary competition featuring delicious and innovative macaroni and cheese dishes created by six of Austin’s favorite restaurants, March 29 – April 3.
Chefs from Jacoby’s, Vox Table, Hillside Farmacy, ABGB, Swift’s Attic, and Texas French Bread will face off to create a signature mac ‘n’ cheese, using artisanal cheeses provided by Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. Each restaurant will feature their dish on their menu between Tuesday, March 29 and Sunday, April 3, with the winner decided by patrons via social media.
Patrons can cast their vote by dining at any of the featured restaurants and commenting on their favorite dish and tagging a friend on Antonelli’s Instgram post, or by sharing a photo on Instagram of their mac ‘n’ cheese dish, tagging the restaurant and @antonellischz. Voters will be entered to win a private Antonelli’s Cheese Tasting for four guests. The restaurant and mac ‘n’ cheese with the most votes will be awarded a cheese-y trophy and crowned the Antonelli’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese Champion of 2016. All votes must be in by April 4.
“We are so honored to work with our restaurant partners and talented chefs,” says Kendall Antonelli, owner of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. “Everyone loves mac ‘n’ cheese and what better way to pay homage to such a delicious dish and to these incredible six restaurants than with some unique artisanal cheeses.”
Antonelli’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese Off
Tuesday, March 29 and Sunday, April 3
@jacobysatx – 3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Cheese: Deer Creek Cheddar, Sheep Milk Cheddar and Mil-King Cheese Curds
Dish: Cow and sheep cheddars in a creamy béchamel base with fresh cheese curds folded in, tossed with Cavatappi noodles and topped with panic pistachio breadcrumb and aged brûlee and a fried cheese curd
@voxtable – 1100 S Lamar Blvd #2140
Cheese: Fontina Val d’Aosta
Dish: Bacon and Housemade Chicarones with Fontina Val d’Aosta and Housemade Pasta
@hillsidefarmacy – 1209 E 11th St
Cheese: Taleggio, Deer Creek Cheddar
Dish: Taleggio, Deer Creek Cheddar and breadcrumbs
@theabgb – 1305 W Oltorf St
Cheese: Deer Creek Cheddar, Gruyere and Sottocenere
Dish: Mac n’ cheese stuffed portabello with a light layer of pizza sauce and a prosciutto crumble with fried spring onion top
@swiftsattic – 315 Congress Ave
Dish: Grilled Poussin, Charred HausBar Greens, Taleggio and Brunussto mac n’ cheese
@texasfrenchbread – 2900 Rio Grande St
Cheese: Deer Creek Cheddar and Everton
Dish: Green Garlic Mornay with a Rye Crumb Crumble