The event started at 6:00 but people started lining up by 5:00
It is well documented here on my blog my love for bacon so I was like a kid at a candy store at this event.
Some of my favorite dishes were:
|Bacon caramel apples from The Root|
|Bacon & grit cake topped with thick-cut smokey maple & black pepper bacon in bacon-scented redeye gravy from The Rattlesnake Club|
|Pork belly slider on a pretzel roll with pickled red onion, bacon jam and grainy mustard from Cork Wine Pub|
|Oh yeah. Bacon jam baby!|
|My breakfast the next morning: bacon, caramel, and cashew corn|
Some of the more interesting dishes were:
|Bacon Fat Truffles from The Root|
|Braised bacon, mac & cheese, and a chocolate chip and bacon cookie (the restaurant escapes me)|
|Bacon-banana cupcakes topped with a bacon-chocolate buttercream from Cliff Bell's|
Probably the best thing I ate I wasn't able to get a picture of because I was getting so full that I was lapsing into a bacon coma but Treat Dreams in Ferndale is an ice cream parlor that specializes in interesting and unusual ice cream flavors. At this event they had two different bacony flavors:
The Sunday Breakfast: vanilla swirled with maple syrup, waffles and bacon
The Boss Hog: Bacon fat, puree'd bacon, and bacon pieces
I have eaten at Treat Dreams prior to this event but never got to experience any of their bacon flavors. This event just reminded me how much I love their ice cream. They had two of my favorite things in one dish: bacon and ice cream.
Despite not eating lunch that day, I still was a lightweight and barely made it around the whole venue. By the time we got to the last side of the building, I was getting so full that I knew I'd be sick for the rest of the night if I ate much more. So after about an hour and a half, my husband and I decided to head home with full, happy tummies.
This event was tons of fun and I loved sampling all the creative dishes all the restaurants came up with. I'll definitely be going again next year.