Thursday December 8th

Custom House Tavern

500 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605-1532
(312) 523-0200

6:00pm – 6:45pm reception/cocktail hour

7:00pm – dinner

Cost:  $75.00 per person.  ALL INCLUSIVE, will cover food, libations, gratuities, and tax.  Includes meal and complimentary beverages provided by Goose Island, Candid Wines, Tenuta Santome, Jo Snow Syrups, and Adam Seger of HUM.

Reservations by contacting the restaurant : (312) 523-0200

Custom House is a family place, an honest place, a giving place. Sue and Peter are committed to treating people fairly and delivering astounding culinary experiences to their customers and friends. They are a nexus of the Chicago food world and their bacon dinner reflects that – merging the talents of their amazing chef Perry Hendrix, mix-master Adam Seger, the good folks at Goose Island as well as Baconfest fave Candid Wines. We’re grateful to have them as part of our Baconfest family. Come to their bacon dinner and you’ll be a member of the family too.

Dinner will be served family style.  Menu will include one or more of the following per course:

Passed Munchies:

mini bacon, peanut butter, banana sandwiches
Pretzel Bites with bacon cheddar sauce(would be nice to fill them
with sauce)
Grilled pork belly, grilled clam, pearl onion skewers with salsa verde
Bacon Fritters with Pickled Golden Raisins / Poached
Shrimp, Bacon Mayo & Tomato Jam


Grilled treviso salad with bacon vin, goat cheese aged balsamic
Bacon terrine with whole grain mustard and pistachio( this seems
along the same idea as your bacon pate)
Cavetelli Carbonara- bacon, onion, cream
Bacon Pate with Dried Cherry Mustard / Bitter Greens
Salad, Grilled Pork Belly, Poached Egg & Croutons


Pork loin crepinette (pork loin is first wrapped in a bacon/apple
studded farce then rolled in caul fat and roasted) garnished with the
salad same as the current pork dish
Bacon wrapped trout romesco sauce charred scallion vin
Cured & Smoked Pork Loin with Apple & Celery


Potato Boulangere & Braised Collard Greens
russels with bacon, shallot and apple cider vi
Baked bacon cheddar grits

For dessert:
Brown Butter – Bacon fat Blondie, Maple Ice cream,
bourbon butterscotch, maple-pecan candied bacon
bacon custard with apple compote and clothbound cheddar


Custom House Tavern is a sleek, contemporary restaurant in the heart of downtown Chicago,
which focuses on farm fresh, seasonal New American cuisine artfully crafted by Chef Perry
Hendrix. The food is complemented by the stellar wine selections of Sue Kim-Drohomerecky,
owner and wine expert. The beverage program is rounded out with craft brews and artisan
spirits. Custom House Tavern offers a sophisticated tavern experience in a beautiful mid-century
inspired room, surrounded by some of Chicago’s finest architecture and walking distance from
the Auditorium Theater, Harold Washington Library and more of Chicago’s finest cultural

Custom House Tavern
500 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: 312-523-0200
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7-9am, Sat & Sun 8-10am,
Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm,
Dinner: Mon-Sun 5-10pm,
Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm.