What to Eat at Macbar, Now Serving Mac Stroganoff

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Photo: Melissa Hom

Delicatessen finally opens its long-awaited macaroni-and-cheese annex, Macbar, today. As previously mentioned, Delis chef, Michael Ferraro, has created a dozen varieties of gourmet mac 'n' cheese everything from mac stroganoff to mac lobsta to Mayan chipotle. No bacon-wrappedmacaroni fritters on a stick, as we predicted, but there is a carbonara variety. The joint only seats eight, so the focus will be on takeout and delivery, available from the hours of 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and till 2 a.m. on weekends. Of course, the Delicatessen team has gotten some trendy types involved: Vans is outfitting servers with custom shoes, and medium and large orders come in colorful macaroni-shaped plastic bowls by package designer Ron Lerner. Delivery starts in two weeks. And now, the menu.

the classic 5.99 (small) 7.99 (medium) 12.99 (large)
elbow macaroni, american, cheddar

margarita mac 6.99 8.99 13.99
fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, parmigiano, fresh basil

four cheese 6.99 9.99 14.50
queso blanco, fontina, emmental, gouda

mac stroganoff 7.25 10.50 13.50
braised beef, stewed mushrooms, sour cream sauce

carbonara 7.50 9.99 13.99
pancetta, green peas, parmigiano

mac reuben 7.99 10.99 14.50
braised corned beef, pickled sauerkraut, swiss cheese, crumbled rye bread crumbs

cheeseburger mac 6.99 9.50 13.50
ground angus beef, cheddar, american cheese

mayan chipotle 6.99 9.50 12.99
chicken diablo, chihuahua cheese, green onions

mac 'shroom 7.50 9.99 14.50
roasted "magic" mushrooms, fontina, marscapone, truffled essence

mac lobsta' 8.99 12.99 17.99
tender chunks of fresh lobster, cognac, tarragon, marscapone

primavera 7.50 9.99 13.99
spinach, artichoke, feta, parmigiano, fresh tomato and herbs

mac quack 7.99 11.99 14.99
duck confit, fontina, caramelized onion, fines herbes

Macbar, 54 Prince St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-226-8877