But it has truffles
Mac and jeez!
Truffles a nice touch but $55? Puh-leeze
BY GREG WILSON AND CELESTE KATZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
You can hardly call macaroni and cheese comfort food when it costs $55 a plate.
A small plate at that.
An unsuspecting diner made the mistake last week of ordering a nightly special at the Waverly Inn, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter's new high-end restaurant on Bank St. in the West Village.
The special was the homey mac and cheese - albeit topped with delicate shavings of white truffle.
The diner was apparently paying more attention to his date than the waiter who shaved the truffle onto the dish.
"Then the bill came," a source named Max wrote The Consumerist, a shopping and services review Web site. "The salad? $10. The pot pie? $18. The look on my roommate's face as he tells me he just dropped $55 on mac and cheese? Priceless."
Chef John DeLucie said the mac is prepared with Vermont Cabot cheddar and imported Italian pasta.
"There's a novelty to it, and people find the contrast interesting," said DeLucie, who has sold out of the item three times this week. That's somewhat understandable: It tastes pretty good.
As for the diner, "He doesn't have any bad feelings about it," Max said.
And as for Max, "I laughed for a good three hours."
Oh, and the price wasn't on the menu.
Another day, another New York restaurant stunt. Imported Pasta my ass. Anyone can go to Fairway and make that dish, minus the truffles. Pasta, is, by far, the cheapest foodstuff a restaurant can serve. This is like robbery.
posted by Steve @ 7:42:00 AM