Saturday, June 2, 2012

Baconfest Michigan is tonight and I'm skipping lunch to save room

A few weeks ago I purchased tickets to Baconfest Michigan that will be taking place tonight at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market. I almost missed out on the opportunity because their Facebook page mentioned they were almost sold out. I think I was one of the last people to get my hands on a general admission ticket  because one of my friends tried to buy tickets a couple hours later and she was out of luck. Thankfully I WAS able to score two tickets to tonight's event and will be ecstatically feasting on all sorts of porky goodness.

It's no secret that I am a bacon fiend. My students know this. My family knows this. Even my friends on Facebook whom I haven't seen in years know this.

So when I saw the food lineup for tonight's event, I was like a kid on Christmas moring (and this is BEFORE I've actually SEEN any of the food). As someone who is always looking for new and creative ways to add bacon to dishes, this event will be like going to Disney World for me. Here are just a few of the mouth-watering bacon dishes they are offering at tonight's event:

  • Bacon ravioli
  • Pork belly slider on a pretzel roll with pickled red onion, bacon jam and grainy mustard
  • Bacon & grit cake topped with thick-cut smokey maple & black pepper bacon in bacon-scented redeye gravy.
  • Applewood-smoked bacon Cotswold grilled cheese
  • Bacon fried rice w/Honey bbq sauce 
  • Plantain-fried in bacon with mustard maple panchetta
  • Bacon jam and goat-cheese toasts
  • Bacon Cashew Carmel Corn
  • Cvarci. (deep-fried pork belly crisps)
  • Wasabi bacon chocolate pops
  • Chocolate-covered candied bacon
  • Butterscotch pudding with bacon
  • Bacon cheesecake
  • Apple + Bacon Caramel

 Are you hungry yet? I know I am. Heck, I'm going to skip lunch just to save room for all the bacony goodness I will be partaking in later! Expect a post later this week with a full report on how it went down (that is, if I don't suffer a heart attack first :p)


  1. Wow, sounds fun, but I guess you won't be renting Babe beforehand! LOL

  2. Hope you have a wonderful time at Baconfest.

  3. Happy Bacon Fest!!! I can't wait to read your post. Take lots of photos!!

  4. everything is Better With Bacon!!

  5. Have a great time. When you are back you might have some ideas for Food on Friday: Bacon on Carole's Chatter.

  6. This is fabulous! I love bacon, but so rarely get a chance to enjoy it...

  7. Hmm... that's a LOT of bacon.


  8. This sounds like a lot of fun. I like bacon, but not that much, though I have a 9 year old niece that would be in seventh heaven at a baconfest. Enjoy!

  9. This is awesome! Funny as I seem to be seeing so many sweet desserts featuring bacon lately. mmmm. Mouth watering...

  10. this sounds seriously amazing. can we please get pics?

  11. Oh yeah -- sounds like a super festival ... where do I sign up. LOL.