First things first: We know many of you out there are wondering when we’re going to announce the Date and Venue for Baconfest Chicago’s 2012 annual spring bacon celebration. Hang tight, a big announcement is coming next week re: 2012. Stay tuned to baconfestchicago.com for details and make sure you JOIN OUR MAILING LIST.
But we know that spring of 2012 is still a long way off – so in the meantime, we’ve assembled a series of Satellite Dinners which will help get us all through these dreary fall/early winter evenings. What is a Baconfest Chicago Satellite Dinner? We at Baconfest Chicago partner with specific restaurants to host a gourmet multi-course seated dinner starring BACON of course.
Four amazing restaurants will be participating this year along with a host of ridiculously awesome sponsors. We’ll have cocktails from Candid Wines, Tenuta Santome (The Official Bubbly of Baconfest Chicago), Goose Island Brewpub and Baconfest Chicago’s premier bacon-sponsor, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats will be featuring their delicious bacon.
Our Satellite Dinners last year at Chalkboard, The Southern/Eve, and Paddy Longs were all quickly sold out and pretty fantastic. This years line-up is looking out of this world.
Here’s the schedule of events and a brief overview about each dinner.
For more specific info on each dinner/menu, click on the links below.
Tuesday, November 8 – Chalkboard Restaurant, Chef Gilbert Langlois
6:30pm passed appetizers, 7:00pm dinner
$55 per person – Tax, tip, and non “featured” beverages NOT included.
Menu to include: Chocolate Bacon Lollipops, Quail Eggs with Roasted Bacon, Bacon Peanut Butter Custard with Bacon Fat Frosting, Braised Pork Belly with savory pumpkin bread pudding
Reservations via Open Table or by contacting the restaurant 773.477.7144
Monday, November 14 – Atwood Cafe, Chef Derek Simcik – Cocktails by Mike Ryan (Sable Kitchen)
6:30 PM passed appetizers, 7:00 PM dinner
$65 per person – Tax, tip, and non “featured” beverages NOT included.
Menu to include: bacon wrapped fig stuffed rabbit saddle, pork belly crepinette, “candied yam”
Reservations via Open Table or by contacting the restaurant 312.368.1900
Thursday, December 8 – Custom House Tavern, Chef Perry Hendrix, owners, Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky. Cocktails by Adam Seger, HUM
6:00pm reception and cocktail hour, 7:00 pm dinner
$75 – ALL INCLUSIVE, will cover food, libations, gratuities, and tax.
Menu to include: Cavetelli Carbonara, Bacon wrapped trout with romesco sauce and charred scallion vin, Bacon Fritters with Pickled Golden Raisins
Reservations by contacting the restaurant : (312) 523-0200