Rita’s Dining, we do believe, is one of the most heartfelt and very best of London’s sudden proliferation of sexed-up fast-food joints. The difference here is that the young co-conspirators (Jackson Boxer, Missy Flynn, Gabriel Pryce, Deano Jo) are experienced engineers of good times.
Chef Gabriel Pryce, who attended film school in NYC for five years but has ‘always cooked at some level’ has decided to demonstrate their awesome mac ‘n’ cheese. If you were brought up on English-style macaroni cheese, prepare for a whole lot of cheese: Gruyère and Red Leicester, and you can throw in some pecorino and/or provolone if you have some around. ‘It’s comfort food, but bold,’ says Gabriel. ‘It’s harmonious because the chilli counters the cheese and butter.’ We have to say, it’s hard to stop eating this. Get big noodles, and serve as a main, with a simple green salad. If you must demote it to a side dish, it goes best with something plain like a boiled ham.