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On February 24th and 25th, Söntés will be hosting a premiere event: Baconfest 2012.

That’s right, an entire dinner based around bacon, each dish a unique creation with pork at its core. Intrigued? Read on for details! Chef Trevor explains how this mad, brilliant idea came to be, and dishes up some mouthwatering details.

This bacon dinner came to life after Chef Bryce and I were discussing the means by which to serve a dinner that would show people how a familiar ingredient can be cooked in multiple unfamiliar ways. Once the ball got rolling, the bacon dinner ideas just started pouring out.

It was easy, because bacon is something that most people love (at least most of the people that I know) and everybody loves it for different reasons. Some love bacon in the form of thin crispy strips, some love it thick cut and meaty, some love it  as a way of holding other foods together. No matter how you enjoy this lovely cut of smoked pork belly, you’re bound to have happy memories.

Brainstorming for the bacon dinner was almost too easy. There are some very obscure ideas that we’ve come up with that we did not put on the menu—but we may try them anyway! The craziest menu items that we are definitely going to try out are bacon cotton candy and bacon straws. Really, those are just two of the ideas that we are playing around with. The closer we come to the dinner, the crazier the ideas will become, I just know it. I also know that I’d like to push the limit even more if we can really fine tune some of these ideas.

Bottom line: be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner (maybe even dessert), bacon can provide something for just about anyone. And all I have to say to that is, praise the lard!

-Chef Trevor

Intrigued? Click over to our Happenings page for the full details on menu and price. Advance tickets are required, so don’t forget to call in and reserve yours! Call us at 507.292.1628 to save your spot.

Need a bit more convincing? How about some of the specialty drinks we’ll be serving on those two evenings? Read on!

Maple Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon Infused Jim Beam
Pure Maple Syrup
Flamed Orange Peel

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Bacon Infused Ron Zacapa Rum
Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Chocolate Bitters
Chocolate Covered Bacon Stick

Avocado Bacon Margarita

Milagro Blanco Tequila
Agave Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Avocado
Margarita Foam
Bacon Salt Rim
Bacon Crumbles