No, you’re NOT seeing things. Pictured above is a Moroccan Bacon-wrapped Scallop, a Bacon and Goat Cheese Pinwheel and Bacon-wrapped Sushi. Bacon-wrapped Sushi! I know what you’re thinking, “Where can I get these yummy bacon infused dishes?” Introducing: The Great American Bacon Festival! The Great American Bacon Festival celebrates our nation’s favorite food group: bacon (yes, bacon is its own food group, at least in my eyes!) Attendees can sample boundless bacon creations, learn from expert chefs, and rejoice in their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of bacon (because bacon and happiness are basically the same thing right?)
Join Red Frog Events (and me!) at Union Station’s Great Hall September 6th to sample a variety of bacon-infused recipes, and taste unlimited specialty bacon dishes, including: Hickory Smoked Bacon, Maple Bacon, Pepper Bacon, Pork Rinds, Canadian Bacon, Pork Bellies, Dry Cured Bacon, Duck Bacon, Center Cut Bacon, Cajun Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp (pictured above), Bacon-Topped Mini Grilled Cheese, Bacon S’mores, Moroccan Bacon-Wrapped Scallop (pictured above), Nutella and Bacon Stuffed Crepes and Bacon and Goat Cheese Pinwheels (pictured above.) Now that’s A LOT of BACON!
General Admission Tickets include: A 2.5-hour tasting session, Unlimited samples of specialty bacon dishes, A Great American Bacon Festival “Bacconnoisseur’s Recipe Booklet” Festival Program, Access to “Become a Baconnoisseur” bacon-themed learning sessions and Bacon-related activities including “Bits of Bacon Trivia” games!
VIP Tickets include: An exclusive 30-minute tasting session prior to General Admission opening, A local panel of chefs highlighting exciting bacon industry facts, VIP-only bacon sample dishes, A private cash bar, A VIP lounge experience, and a custom bacon and Chicago inspired poster!
Are you ready to taste the bacon? You can buy tickets here.