Sorry for the delay, everybody! I popped out a baby in February.
Now, back to the subject at hand.
The Clocktower is a beautiful restaurant just off Madison Square Park, inside the New York Edition hotel. It is certainly one of the fancier establishments in this city to carry a macaroni and cheese, so I was understandably intrigued to give it a spin.
As you can see from the above photo, this is not a traditional M&C. The sauce is just barely slicked on and the pasta is complemented by wild mushrooms and slow-cooked ox cheek. Delicate shavings of Parmesan complete the pretty plating.
Was it tasty? Yes. Would I classify this as a true mac and cheese? The jury is still out on that; it’s certainly creamy, but not really cheesy. The sauce tastes more like a bechamel than a mac sauce.
But, the next time you’re looking for a hearty, rich pasta dish, you could do worse than this lovely preparation.
The Clocktower, The New York EDITION, 5 Madison Ave., 212-413-4300