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When mac met cheese, the Russet hackney


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When mac met cheese is a pop up currently at The Russet in hackney. They are serving up various combinations based around, you guessed it, mac and cheese.

I had the macancinis, their Carlos the cactus (mature cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella and jalapeños) mac and cheese breaded and dropped into the frier. The firm crunchy exterior gave way to reveal the oozy mac and cheese with a subtle tinge of heat and fresh jalapeños.

Then Mum’s classic mac and cheese, with bacon lardons,  mature cheddar, red leicester, parmesan and nutmeg. The sauce was thick and rich,  with perfectly cooked elbow pasta. and a crust on top hiding the rich colour front the red leicester. The lardons were crisp and the flavour of bacon will never do anything but add to a mac and cheese!

Then was the deep fried Oreos, an Oreo dipped in batter fried and coated liberally in icing sugar. The Oreo goes soft and the biscuit stars to blend with the cream filling, delicious but i would have felt so guilty if i had eaten more than one.

If you have a craving for mac and cheese, then this is where you should be going, its easily the best i have had in London.

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