Hey South Floridians! My own city of Delray Beach – which was named 2012 Most Fun Town in America by Rand McNally & USA Today – is hosting its own bacon festival! From the same people that bring you the Delray Beach Garlic Fest and the Wine & Seafood Festival comes the 1st Annual Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest, March 28 & 29th! And because March 29th falls on a Sunday, all you people that gave up bacon for Lent need not worry – come and enjoy the bacon!
This event, 3 years in the making, will celebrate our most flavorful food and the quintessential American liquor. Why bacon & bourbon? “We just thought it would be a great hook to come up with some creative menus with bacon and bourbon,” said Nancy Stewart, executive director of the festival.
The Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest will be a little more upscale than the city’s other festivals. No plastic cups here – bourbon will be served in glassware. Also, there are only a limited number of tickets available.
From their website:
“We bring you a wide ranging menu of bacon and pork related dished from the sublime (Braised Pork Bellies with Tamari, Garlic, Ginger & Chili Peppers) to the insane (Bacon Ice Cream anyone?). Menu items developed by chefs exploring the boundaries of New American Cuisine and the Farm to Table movement to good old fashioned comfort foods, just like Mom used to make!”
“Completing the palate pleasing properties of bacon, we also bring to you an eclectic selection of bourbon and whiskeys. The distiller’s art and patient techniques are shared in a series of seminars and tastings. All intended to enhance your knowledge and pleasure of American made Bourbon and whiskey. Although, we may throw an Irish-made whiskey into the mix for historical purposes.”