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Making 'Mac Lobsta' with Chef Michael Ferraro

MacBar's Michael Ferraro teaches how to make Lobsta' Mac

What could make mac and cheese more delicious? Lobster! MacBar executive chef Michael Ferraro walks us through making their special lobsta' mac.

Is there any better way to celebrate a month dedicated to pasta than with a rich, creamy, gooey and decadent dish? Michael Ferraro, executive chef and co-owner of SoHo's Delicatessen and MacBar teaches us how to make his most luxurious mac and cheese: Mac Lobsta!


Mac Lobsta’ recipe


¼ cup All Purpose Flour

¼ cup Butter

1qt Whole milk

2 cups Fontina cheese

1 cup Mascarpone cheese

¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

2 tablespoons Cognac

1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 pound Elbow macaroni (cooked al dente with salted water)

8 oz Poached lobster meat, large chunks (lightly poached lobster will cook more during the baking process)

2 Scallions (thinly sliced)

½ bunch Fresh chives (thinly minced)

2 cups Fontina (shredded)

1 cup White Vermont cheddar cheese (shredded)




1. Combine flour and half of milk in a sauce pot and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat while whisking

2. Add milk and bring to a simmer while whisking and cook over low heat for 10 minutes

3. Slowly add cheeses while whisking

4. Season with salt, black pepper, nutmeg, cognac and Tabasco


1. In a large bowl mix cooked pasta, cheese sauce, lobster, scallion and chives

2. Place in a baking pan and cover top with the mixed grated cheeses

3. Bake at 375 till top is browned  (about 30 minutes)

4. Garnish with fresh chives


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