My boyfriend is having a big bday tomorrow (adios 20s...)
I want to give him a special treat. since we are still adjusting to the food scene here from our native Chicago. Saturday night I booked us for osteria [we ate our hearts out at shinju for my bday last week and LOVED it, but i want something more upscale to try to wow him a bit for his bday]. He loves american food, but is a stickler for details; neat presentation, food temp, impeccably clean flatware...these things can ruin an experience for him, so let me know in advnace if i have erred [he doesn't mind a bit of a wait as long as service isn't surly]
sadly, he has an assignment due for school [he's a student] at 11pm Friday night [his actual bday], so there are no guarantees about when he will finish....
Long story short: he loves american food, and i want to bring him some takeout mac & cheese on friday. i will go as upscale as like 35-40$ if there is a mac & cheese with truffle worth the price. however, right now i am leaning toward 'A full plate' after reading some blog bits about it. He is in for a bit of a moder spin, but mostly just getting the details correct; not over or under cooked pasta, not too gloppy or sticky cheese consistency, and attractive appearance.
I will go pick it up if they can't deliver. Any recs or warnings appreciated!