HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >

Bon Ton Cafe's Macoroni & Cheese

Bigrayok May 29, 2010 07:32 PM

I saw a show on the Food Network tonight where famous chefs talked about the best things they have eaten with cheese. John Besh talked about Bon Ton Cafe's macoroni & cheese made with blue crab meat. Of all the places I have eaten in New Orleans I have never been to Bon Ton Cafe. This made me want to go and try it out.

Bigray in Ok

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. m
    midcity RE: Bigrayok May 29, 2010 08:14 PM

    I've never been there either, but I think last year Bon Ton might have been one of the places that in summer does a "temperature lunch"--that is, your lunch costs whatever the day's temperature is, multiplied by a factor of 10 cents, so on a 98-degree day your lunch would be $9.80. I might have to check it out.

    Bon Ton Cafe
    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    2 Replies
    1. re: midcity
      JazzyB RE: midcity May 30, 2010 05:14 AM

      Palace Cafe does the temperature lunch every summer.

      1. re: JazzyB
        midcity RE: JazzyB May 30, 2010 03:52 PM

        Ah, that must be what I was thinking of! Thanks!

    2. mrsfury RE: Bigrayok May 29, 2010 08:24 PM

      I googled Bon Ton mac & cheese and all I found was the crabmeat au gratin which has no macaroni and is fantastic. Could this be what you mean or do they have crab mac & cheese? I do not recall seeing that on the menu.

      Bon Ton Cafe
      401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      4 Replies
      1. re: mrsfury
        N.O.Food RE: mrsfury May 29, 2010 09:16 PM

        never seen it either. must be the crab au gratin. also never seen the "temperate lunch."

        1. re: mrsfury
          thew RE: mrsfury May 30, 2010 06:06 AM

          the OP is conflating two dishes. john besh was talking about the au gratin. the segemnt either immediately before or after was mac and cheese, Besh's bit had a priceless moment of ego deflation when he said that this dish had the most amazing mix of 3 or 4 cheeses, and was then shown it was just good ol' american cheese.

          1. re: thew
            N.O.Food RE: thew May 30, 2010 11:00 AM

            I find their au gratin pretty unremarkable. It's about as one-note as a dish can get because the cheese waaaaay overpowers the crab. That said, it's still good; I just prefer crab dishes where I can taste the crab, not just get the texture.

            I love redfish bon ton, however. Excellent dish in my opinion.

            1. re: N.O.Food
              lglenn5858 RE: N.O.Food May 30, 2010 08:40 PM

              We thought it was underwhelming on a recent visit also, but to some I guess it recall home. I actually liked the cauliflower au gratin better.

        Show Hidden Posts