Monday, March 26, 2012
Your Alternative to 'BaconFest' . . .
(Photo via The Bacon Games)
Missed out on getting tix to the sold-out Baconfest, happening April 12 at the UIC Forum?!
Park Grill, one of the participants in that all-day, offbeat swine scene, plans its own BACONfest as soon as the main event is over. From April 15-20, new Executive Chef Alex Shalev will rock 11 bacon-centric specials on his menu, including a cocktail, appetizers, entrees and dessert.
Check below for a menu certain to make you squeal, including the dish he'll serve at Baconfest:
Chicken thigh and Applewood bacon crostini of English peas and sorrel (this dish will be served at Baconfest)
Green lentil and Napa cabbage soup with sun-dried tomatoes and crispy pancetta
Baby greens in bacon vinaigrette with strawberries and bleu cheese
Potato dumplings with Chicory smoked bacon, farm egg and chives
Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with cauliflower, Swiss chard and raisins
Grilled Cobia of onion-pork belly stew and watercress
Seared scallops of parsley root, spinach, cured bacon, cocoa nibs and syrup
Grilled Hanger steak with fingerling potato-bacon hash, kale and red wine
Apple tart of black pepper caramel, bacon ice cream and basil
Soft center chocolate cake with bacon brittle and vanilla ice cream
Bacon Bourbon Bloody of Woodford Reserve, smoky bloody Mary mix (liquid smoke-infused spicy bloody mix); garnished with bacon-wrapped shrimp, Pepper Jack cheese, pickle, olive and lime