I wouldn’t normally be one to blog about a dish from a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant such as the Cheesecake Factory, but I have the itch to blog and this appetizer was a-maz-ing.
What brought us into the Cheesecake Factory in the first place was the fact that we had a $75 gift certificate from the holidays to use and a free slice of cheesecake (admit it- their cheesecake is to die for).
We started off with this fried mac and cheese appetizer that was seriously delicious. The fried portion was perfectly crispy and seasoned, and the inside was ooey and gooey macaroni and cheese. Not questionable cheese filling with a piece of pasta, but actual macaroni and cheese that would have been awesome on its own. Equally as delectable was the sauce served on the bottom of the plate. The best way to describe the sauce is creamy tomato sauce meets romesco sauce.
Our entrees were ok but nothing to write home about. Our cheesecake of choice was the Oreo cheesecake which is not pictured because it wasn’t around long enough to capture a photograph :)
I highly recommend that the next time you are in the mood for a drinks and appetizer type night with your friends or hunny, hit up the Cheesecake Factory and order t0 this fried Mac and Cheese. We have $10 left on our gift card (don’t you love it when that happens),and our plans literally include a return trip for Fried Mac n Cheese and wine. And maybe cheesecake…
We all know that chain restaurants are not quite as exciting as home cooked meals or fancy dinners out, or even hole-in-the-wall foodie finds, but sometimes we just end up at one of these places for a meal and are pleasantly surprised. Similar story? Share!