April 14, 2010

NO, IT'S CHICAGO, IT ONLY SEEMS LIKE HEAVEN:

BaconFest!: Chefs and fans gather to celebrate the porky classic (Rick Asa and Lisa Futterman, April 14, 2010, Chicago Tribune)

BaconFest Chicago! — a thoughtful celebration of all things bacon held April 10 — featured many of Chicago's finest chefs making bacon dishes of their choice, a multitude of sponsors that included The Onion, vendors such as Vosges Haut Chocolat and Nueske's, an amateur bacon recipe cook-off between five finalists and a Bacon Bar and Lounge. It sold 600 tickets in 15 minutes at $45 for one of two sessions, each featuring 12 chefs.

"Bacon is truly the Helen of Troy of meats," said Andre Pluess, one of three co-organizers who hatched the idea last year, at first as a joke. "We almost instantly found ourselves in meetings with some of the best chefs in Chicago eager to participate and help us realize the dream. In the words of Chef Paul Kahan, ‘Bacon is the ingredient that instantly ignites all cylinders of the human palate.'"


porky?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 14, 2010 5:58 AM
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