Treat your taste buds during Macaroni & Seas Week

Chef Etienne Saucier, from Klementine’s Kitchen in Lincoln City, holds a macaroni and cheese dish that will be served during Explore Lincoln City’s Macaroni & Seas Week March 16-23. (Courtesy photo)

What could be better than a bowl of macaroni and cheese? Well, how about macaroni and cheese and Lincoln City? Experience the perfect combination as Explore Lincoln City presents Macaroni & Seas Week, a celebration of a favorite childhood comfort food.

From March 16 through 23, participating Lincoln City restaurants invite people to try their interpretations of the classic dish. Eight restaurants will have macaroni and cheese on their menus all week for your tasting pleasure. One of the participating restaurants, Klementine’s Kitchen, is ready to showcase their creamy version of this dish.

“Our mac and cheese dish is made with a traditional béchamel sauce, combined with Monterey Jack and Cheddar to create a Mornay sauce,” said Chef Etienne Saucier. “We add elbow macaroni, top it with our potato chip parmesan crust, and then bake it until it’s crisp and bubbly. For many, mac and cheese is the embodiment of comfort food. It is a simple, classic dish that invites fond, nostalgic memories.”

A map of the eight participating locations is available at MacaroniAndSeas.com.

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is getting in on the cheesy goodness by hosting a Macaroni & Seas Demonstration Class on March 23. Conclude Macaroni & Seas Week by attending this class.

Donna Riani, culinary center manager, said, “We are capping off Macaroni & Seas Week with a delicious demonstration class. Chef Roy Baker, from Autobahn 101, will join me on the demo stage and show our guests how to make his version of mac and cheese. It is a traditional German spätzle made with cheese, bacon and mushrooms. We’ll also have live music, wine, treats and other surprises to celebrate the week.”

Tickets for the demonstration class are limited and are $40 per person. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Lincoln City Food Pantry. To learn more about Macaroni & Seas Week or to purchase tickets for the demo, visit MacaroniAndSeas.com or call 541-996-1274.


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