Up next, I went with the Truffled Mac and Cheese. The dish came out boiling hot with some of the cheese still sizzling around the edge; this was of course a very good sign. The parmesan cheese over the top was light browned and once you dug in, a cloud of steam poofed out from the dish. The béchamel and cheese sauce had bits of truffle and once you bit into the pasta you got a tiny hint of truffle oil. It was just enough to uplift the flavor but definitely not enough to overpower the pasta and cheese. The flavor was nothing short of magical and as I inhaled it, Megan came over and said, “It’s good huh? I don’t know how I haven’t gained 10 lbs on that stuff.” The truth is I don’t know either. If I worked here, I’d be hoarding the mac and cheese in a back room like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Once I was done, I debated on dessert and decided against it. I was really full and I knew I had to somehow manage to walk back to my car.
I was really pleased with Lulu’s not just because the food was great, but also because of the welcoming service I received. This is a great little addition to the grove and one the grove desperately needed. The side walk café appeal is great for people watching in the grove, but if you’re interested in indoor seating be sure to call ahead since there is limited seating.
Lulu’s in the Grove
3105 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133