Who Took Home Top Prize For the 3rd Annual Mac and Cheese Fest



The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest has come and gone, but the memories will last forever.  The competition was intense on Saturday, November 5th. The People and Judges have spoken and have declared the Top Cheese(s) of 2016.  

Without further ado, your 2016 Winners are:

GOLDEN NOODLE for Best Mac & Cheese

Rosebud Restaurants / Rosebud Prime  (Lunch Session) with their Mac n' Cheese Arancini with Carbonara cream sauce, sweet green peas, milanese breading, braised bacon, and elbow pasta.

Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering (Dinner Session) with their Autumn Asiago Mac with creamy white mac, crispy fried brussels chips and a smoky chipotle-honey drizzle.

Additional winners included:

Lunch Session
1st Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese - Blackwood BBQ with Smokehouse Brisket Mac
2nd Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese - Real Urban Barbecue with White Cheddar Mac & Cheese topped with their Original BBQ Sauce
Most Creative Dish - Carnivale with Mac & Cheese Ice Cream
Best Presentation - NiX Restaurant at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Dinner Session
1st Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese
- Filini Chicago at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago with Blueberry Mascarpone Mac
2nd Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese - Harvest Room with Smoque Mac & Cheese
Most Creative Dish - Il Tavolino with Bad to the Bone Mac
Best Presentation - 720 South Bar & Grill at Hilton Chicago Hotel

Mac & Cheese Fest celebrates the dish by featuring variations spanning continents and cultures. Explore the culinary genius of Chicago chefs as they carefully prepare exquisite versions of your favorite rainy day dish. Participating restaurants will forever transform your perception of your childhood favorite; from truffle braised duck mac & cheese to white cheddar and chorizo macarĂ³n con queso all paired with beer and spirits!