Last week, while in Portland, when I was checking in at the Hotel DeLuxe, I overheard two women chatting about the hotel restaurant Gracie’s and I heard them mention Mac N Cheese (of course it caught my attention!). It sounded like they liked it, which is always good to hear, so I kept that nugget in the back of my head and planned to try some if I got the chance.
During my last night in town, I finished up work outside early and spent a few hours in my room wrapping up my trip. As the night progressed on, I debated whether or not to even have dinner and then hunger struck! I didn’t have any dining partners that night and really do love the opportunity for room service so I took a quick look at the hotel’s menu and saw that all of their food came from Gracie’s downstairs. I found the mac n cheese in the appetizers section and new I had to have it. I made a call down to the room service line, and matching the rest of the service I mentioned in my post about Hotel DeLuxe, the lady on the other end was as sweet as can be. A short bit later and a knock on my door, I was presented with this wonderful tray of deliciousness
The mac n cheese was divine. It was cavatappi (my and the Husband’s fav!) pasta and the dish was ooey gooey creamy and cheesy and with a bit of baked crunch on top. Yum!
To balance out the mac n cheese and to get some tasty greens in, I ordered a mixed greens salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts. Perfect!
Complimentary, I received bread along with some oil and vinegar. To date, I’ve never really been a fan of olives but I find that they’re growing on me, especially when baked into bread. This bread had green olives in it and they went quite well with the soft inside and crusty outside.
While it may be silly to be pleased about it, especially since I never order my water this way in restaurants usually, in addition to my glass of water, there was a small dish of lemons. Something about it just rounded out the whole tray. It was a delicious and generally great end to my stay at Hotel DeLuxe. I thought the food was excellent (and hopefully some time I can check out the restaurant itself) and if the service is half as good as that in the hotel itself, it must be out of this world.