Grilled Homemade Pimento Cheese
This sandy from Truffles Grill in Winter Park, Florida, was a happy surprise. The Husband and I received Heat vs. Magic tickets from his favorite uncle for New Year’s Eve 2012. The game was at 5; we drove toward Orlando early in the afternoon so that we could partake in some exotic O-Town lunch. Our plan was foiled; our first choice was not clear on their holiday hours, and our second choice had a line that went out the door and down the block. We found ourselves without a Plan C and in a bit of a time crunch. Luckily, we live in a world with FourSquare and FoodSpotting. Through those apps, we found Truffles. The friendliest of waiters explained that Truffles is affiliated with Ruby Tuesday, but is known for serving gourmet Southern comfort food. We explained our need for speed, and our waiter was helpful getting us our food with a quickness. The Husband opted for the Mahi Mahi sandwich: lettuce, tomato, onion, and a very tasty apple slaw. He asked for sweet potato fries but was served yummy shoestring fries instead. We didn’t have time to rectify that. All of the components were delicious; it didn’t work as a sandy due to the amount of liquid in the slaw and veggies; the bun was immediately saturated and fell apart.
The grilled cheese was one of the best I have had in a restaurant setting. The housemade pimento cheese was creamy and plentiful. The inch-thick sourdough was grilled to perfection. The soulmate of this sandy was the flavorful tomato and dill soup. Truffles’ version of this comfort food was on an elevated level and completely satisfying.
I would absolutely revisit this place. It was also part of the best New Year’s Eve ever; Magic lost in OT to LeBron and the defending Champion Heat.