Over these last six years, we’ve seen a lot of bacon come and a lot of bacon go. There have been dishes that amazed us with their technical prowess and nuanced complexity. There have been dishes that moved us with their simplicity and soul. Every year, we’ve seen dishes that fulfilled that crazy dream we had when we first conceived of our little festival – that we could create a place where creativity rules, a place where a narrow focus on bacon makes possible an expansive vision of goodness, a place where bacon creates community.
The 2014 menu represents a culmination of sorts. More than 160 great chefs from Chicago and beyond took the raw material of bacon and transformed it into something unique and delicious.
Here, in slideshow form, is our 2014 menu. Feast your eyes!