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the oven and bake about five minutes more (five to ten minutes for the larger version), or until done. Remove the pan and let the flans cool in the water.

Mint Restaurant

219 Fayetteville street | 919.821.0011 www.themintrestaurant.com

The Mint Restaurant, located on Fayetteville Street, offers downtown Raleigh contemporary fine Southern dining with a global influence. Our ambience is a Metropolitan feel, but with a connection to the past, as the restaurant features many preserved glass etchings and original vault hardware from the building’s bygone bank days. The Mint offers the freshest ingredients sourced locally from farms around the area and the State Farmers Market, all paired with one of Raleigh’s best wine lists.

We’re just finishing our new fall menu designed by Chef Chris Hylton, which features an incredible passion fruit crème brulee, a lobster large plate entrée and plenty of other great fall menu items. We hope you stop in to see us soon. Truffled Mac and Cheese

3 cups rigatoni pasta 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons white truffle oil 2 tablespoons Fines Herbes* Salt and pepper *Fine Herbes is a classic French herb seasoning mix that is easy to make. Use fresh or dried herbs and store it for future use. Ingredients for Fines Herbes 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley 2 tablespoons chopped chervil 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme 2 tablespoon snipped chives  teaspoons chopped tarragon Preparation for Fine Herbes: Using fresh herbs— Combine tarragon, chervil, chives, and parsley. Add fresh fines herbes at the end of the cooking process to preserve their flavor.

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Using dried herbs—Combine the dried herbs. Place in a glass jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place up to four months. Preparation for Truffled Mac and Cheese: Bring eight cups of water to boil and add three cups of dry pasta to the water. Allow pasta to boil for approximately 10 minutes. Strain the pasta and place it to the side. In a separate saucepan, bring cream to a simmer. Once cream is simmering, add cheese, fines herbs, and truffle oil. When the cheese has melted, reduce the heat on the stove and cook the sauce down by half. Pour the sauce over the pasta and mix together. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nofo at the Pig

2014 Fairview rd | 919.821.1240 www.nofo.com

Nofo @ the Pig opened in December 2001 and is located in the former Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh. The building still retains design elements that maintain the original character of the space; including a full service bar created from Piggly Wiggly food cans and dairy case displays, but the hand-blown glass chandelier encircled with pigs is all NOFO. The NOFO Café serves lunch, dinner and Saturday/

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Downtowner Magazine: Fall Food & Fashion. Volume 6 Issue 10  

Fall Food & Fashion is our feature article for this issue of the Raleigh Downtowner along with some of our regular columns, including Downto...

Downtowner Magazine: Fall Food & Fashion. Volume 6 Issue 10  

Fall Food & Fashion is our feature article for this issue of the Raleigh Downtowner along with some of our regular columns, including Downto...