My favorite food in the whole entire world is macaroni and cheese. If I see it on the menu at a restaurant, I order it every time. I make mac and cheese at least once a week- whenever I get a craving for some cheesy goodness. The best part about mac and cheese is how versatile it is. Want to add some breadcrumbs for a crispy topping? I’m all for it. Throw some bacon in the mix? Go for it. Lobster? Please.
As a college student, I usually don’t plan my schedule out too far ahead of time. With studying and upcoming assignments it’s hard to say what I will have to do in the future. But there is one date that’s been on my calendar for months, one date when I know exactly where I’ll be. On January 19, 2019 I will be in The Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops for the annual Mac & Cheese Festival sampling all the delicious cheesy creations and washing them down with some craft beer pours.
This event is almost too good to be true. Local Coeur d’Alene chefs have been preparing their recipes in hopes of winning the Golden Noodle Award for the best mac and cheese. If it’s chef-prepared mac and cheese you know it’s going to be good. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite dish to help award the People’s Choice Trophy (an excuse to try every mac and cheese available)!
Interested in joining in on the comfort-food festivities? There are a few different ways you can get in on the fun:
KIDDIE MAC – $10 (children 12 years & under)
- 4 Mac & Cheese Tasters
MAC PACK – $20
- 6 Mac & Cheese Tasters
MAC & BEER – $30 (21+)
- 8 (4 oz.) Beer Tastings
- 6 Mac & Cheese Tasters
- Commemorative Pint Glass
VIP EXPERIENCE – $50 (21+)
- In & out access to VIP Lounge which offers: unlimited tasters of exclusively made gourmet Mac & Cheeses by top Resort Chefs, free water and soda, private restrooms, tables and seating.
- Priority check-in at the private VIP Lounge located in Taphouse Unchained
- Free Parking in the Coeur d’Alene Resort Parking Garage
- 6 tasting tickets for Mac in general areas
- 8 (4 oz.) beer tastings in the VIP Lounge for premium craft beers or in the general areas.
- Commemorative pint glass
- VIP check-in will start at 11:00 am at the VIP Lounge door (Taphouse Unchained), the lounge will open at 11:30.
Extra mac and/or beer tickets will be available for purchase on the day. Not sold separately.
**All tasters must be consumed on site. To-go boxes prohibited. Packages may not be shared between multiple people. Must be 21 years or older to purchase Mac & Beer Package & consume alcohol. Tickets available while supplies last. Must purchase package with wristband to taste Mac. **
See you January 19 from 12PM to 6PM!
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