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.
You love your bacon! I think I would enjoy the bacon caramel apple and the bacon grit cake the most. Thanks for taking us along to Baconfest.ReplyDelete
I told my bacon loving daughter about this after you posted last week, and she was furious that I would not take her!ReplyDelete
Good food photos :)
The sliders look great, as do the apple wedges, as does pretty much everything. Thanks for sharing this!!
Oh that slider on the pretzel roll looks yummy.ReplyDelete
What fun!!! I live in Florida and I'd love a Bacon event. Grat post.ReplyDelete
Oink! Pass me a slider. Looks like a lot of fatty fun :).ReplyDelete
Wow, that's pretty amazing! The famous Tucson Sonoran Hot Dog is wrapped in bacon, but otherwise, we don't see much bacon around!ReplyDelete
I like bacon but I don't think I'd pay $45! Looks like a fun day out though.ReplyDelete
I love bacon, too! I really enjoy that salty-sweet flavor combination, so I'm a big fan of desserts with bacon.ReplyDelete
A whole day of bacon, far too much for me, though a few dishes did look tasty.ReplyDelete
Wow!! My dad's favorite meat? Bacon!! The rest of us really like bacon! Too bad we don't have a baconfest around here!ReplyDelete
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A whole festival of bacon - wouldn't happen in little NZ! Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Oh wow -- this sounds like so much fun. I loved your comment about "lapsing into a bacon coma." Too funny.ReplyDelete
this looks like a lot of fun!!ReplyDelete
I never knew you could so all that with bacon!ReplyDelete