Monday, February 14, 2011

French M&C is très beau


In honor of Valentine's Day, I am sharing with you one of my favorite restaurants that serves macaroni and cheese.

Not only is today Valentine's Day but it is also a Monday.  Assuming you are working, like myself, the only thing that can make this Monday Valentine's Day bearable is lunch with the girls. Obviously, lunch with the girls with heavenly french mac and cheese is almost enough to forget your holiday Monday blues.

Church and State is becoming one of my favorite stops in downtown LA.  It is a great place for a cocktail or a relaxing lunch... or both!

Even though I have been many times in the past, this was my first time trying their Gratin de Macaronis et Fromage

Let's be honest, I have tried hundreds of types of mac and cheese, all over the world and this dish definitely makes my top 10 list.  It had a simple yet rich flavor with what we thought might be hints of truffle oil.  It is prepared with a béchamel sauce and Comté cheese which probably added to the strength and subtle sweetness of the dish.

If you make it to Church and State, I also highly recommend the Tarte aux Champignons and the Croque Madame. 
Tarte aux Champignons

If you are feeling adventurous, finish your meal off with absinthe!

 In addition to lunch with the girls, I plan to feast on a wonderful meal prepared by my hubby to celebrate heart day. What big plans do you have for Valentine's Day?


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  2. Taking my lady on a little wine tasting excursion hoping to run into some mac and cheese along the way. Mac and Cheese and wine.... WHAT!

  3. Looks delicious! I wish I had some wine and macaroni and cheese on V day!