Artisanal Fromagerie in NYC Seeks the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe!

I adore cheese, so it's probably not a surprise that I adore Artisanal Bistro!

Do you make the best grilled sandwich ever? If so, please send me one. Also, enter today for a chance to win the Artisanal Grilled Cheese Contest! Entering is simple. Like Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar on Facebook, and then visit their contest page. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2012, at 5PM EST.

Grilled cheese has weathered many a diet craze and cuts across an array of cuisines, and they are now more popular than ever. Chef Brennan explains, “Grilled cheeses are hot right now for several reasons. First, everyone can relate to the sandwich from their childhood, so it evokes nostalgic emotions. Also, everyone has made one! And, with talented chefs now getting into the game and using Artisanal,  high-quality products, it’s bringing this humble sandwich to another level. Plus, given the economic climate,  it’s an affordable luxury.” Artisanal’s features several variations on grilled cheese sandwiches. We’ve had them on the menu for about eight years, and it is one of our most popular sellers. My favorite is the ‘Frenchie,’ with the ‘Spaniard’ being a close second.”

Six finalists will be selected and announced on Facebook on Friday, April 13, 2012, and the final judging will happen on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Artisanal Bistro. Judges include Chef Terrance Brennan, Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesmongers in Essex Street Market, and Alyssa Shelasky of Grub Street, among others.

The winner’s accolades include having the award-winning grilled cheese sandwich placed on the Artisanal menu, with 10% of all proceeds from sales of your sandwich going to the charity of your choice. The winning recipe and photos will be placed on the Artisanal website and Facebook page. You’ll also enjoy a tasting menu dinner for two hand-crafted by Chef Terrance Brennan at Picholine restaurant and an autographed copy of Artisanal Cooking by Chef Terrance Brennan.

Enter to win today! And, take heed of Chef Brennan’s advice to entrants. “I would like the contestants to think outside the box,” he says, “because its too easy not to — and the winner is going on Artisanal menu!”

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