Tomorrow is the 3rd annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl presented by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Over 30 different restaurants will be offering tastings of their own special version of mac ‘n cheese and competing for the honor of best mac ‘n cheese in the Capitol Region. The event draws nearly 2,000 people who enjoy a delicious afternoon while helping the Regional Food Bank raise funds for their fight against hunger.
The office has been a-buzz with the prep for the event, which is nearly sold out. Held at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road, the event is hosted in two separate tasting sessions. The morning session is sold out but tickets for the afternoon session (12:30 to 2:30) are still available. If you are interested in attending (and enjoying!) please call Jessica Tanner at 518.786.3691 or you can take your chances and buy tickets at the door. I will let you know that tickets will be sold throughout the day and the sooner you arrive to purchase the tickets the better off you will be. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Under 5’s are free.
If you’d like more information on the event you can click-through to Table Hopping by Steve Barnes.
In honor of this special event, I thought that I’d share my own delicious and simple recipe for mac ‘n cheese. This recipe was originally posted in January 2010 but is still the go-to when I want a quick and easy version of comfort food.