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"Masters of Mac" Cook-Off

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 • 5pm - 8pm

Old Town Pour House - Chicago
1419 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610

"Masters of Mac" Cook-Off

Corporate Executive Chef Paul Katz invites the neighborhood to say cheese with the second edition of the Old Town Pour House “Masters of Mac” Cook-Off on Wednesday, September 9th, 5-8 p.m. Guests can try a sample platter of 4 servings of Mac and Cheese, from Old Town Pour House, Fat Pour, Old Town Social, and Old Crow, and vote for the official Mac Master at the end. Each portion will be paired with the chef’s choice of craft beer from the 90 available drafts at the restaurant. After savoring comfort food and paired sips, guests vote for their favorite with the winner announced at 8 p.m.

Mac and Cheese Contest in Old Town, Chicago 

The mac ‘n’ cheese flight includes four 4-ounce tasting portions, and there is also an option for an accompanying beer flight of four 6-ounce craft beers:

Baked Truffle Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, parmesan bread crumbs, shaved black truffles

Beer Pairing:  Saison Dupont (6.5% ABV), the classic Belgian Farmhouse ale. Beautifully balanced and complex. Dry, long finish.

Spicy Piggy Back Mac

Charred jalapeños & tomatoes, carnitas, bacon, ancho braised pork belly, smoky gouda-cheddar sauce, baked golden with a cotija cheese and pork rind topping

Beer Pairing: Anderson Valley Boont Amber (5.8% ABV), The bar-setting amber ale; the first American craft beer to be a top 20 beer of the world.

Creamy House Worcestershire Mac ‘N’ Cheese

House Worcestershire cheese sauce, elbow macaroni noodles

Beer Pairing: Dynamo Copper (5.6% ABV) Locally produced in Ravenswood by husband and wife team. Malt driven, spicy, clean.

Smoked Mac and Ritz Crack

Smoked cavatappi pasta, 2-year aged Hook’s cheddar cheese, Ritz cracker crumble

Beer Pairing: Apex Predator (6.8% ABV), Hazy, golden farmhouse ale with a fruity bite

Each mac ‘n’ cheese flight comes with a voting card providing an overview of each dish.