For those of you who loved Mac and Cheese as a child, but are now grown up and need an adult version of Mac and Cheese, try out Vancouver Foodster’s latest challenge. As I viewed some of the presentations below, I think a glass of wine would be the right pairing. A Sangiovese, Chenin Blanc, or maybe a Riesling could work in many cases. Press release is below.
Vancouver, BC –After a successful poutine challenge comes more comfort food and the focus on the noodle, here is our 1st Mac & Cheese Challenge featuring 10 restaurants in Vancouver that runs from March 20 – April 10, 2014.
Participating restaurants are showcasing Mac & Cheese dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these restaurants from March 20 – April 10. Some of the restaurants have offered their own twists using different types of noodles, while others have added different types of ingredients and flavours, one of which used a local craft beer.
Starting with this challenge, we will now have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Mac & Cheese dishes and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.
For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:
These are just some of the unique Mac and Cheese dishes in this challenge
Description: Chorizo and double smoked bacon in a creamy cheddar cheese and beer sauce. Featuring Vancouver’s own Howe Sound IPA.
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here
Voting: The public is invited to order these Mac and Cheese dishes at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Mac & Cheese creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from March 20 – April 10, 2014
With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Mac and Cheese creation.
We will announce the winning restaurants and their mac and cheese dishes on April 11, 2014.