Baconopolis The Third

Friday, August 27, 2010 Review by Andrew

On Wednesday the 25th we had the opportunity to participate in Baconopolis at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom.

This was the third installment of Baconopolis and it was scheduled out of season, it usually happens late winter / early spring. Tom decided to bump up the date to accommodate his friend Ari Weinzweig’s visit to Seattle. Ari is a founder of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor Michigan and food author.

The recipes for the event came from Weinzweig’s new book – Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon and the bacon was supplied by Seattle’s own Bavarian Meats.

Here’s what was served:

1. Zingerman’s Pimento Cheese
2. Kieron’s Grilled Plantain with Mustard and Bacon
3. Dutch Bacon and Gouda Potato Salad
4. Mac and Grease
5. Cheddar Bacon Scones
6. Apple Bacon Crisp
7. Devils on Horseback (bacon wrapped prunes)
8. American Fry Bread with Lardo

Although everything was very good, our favorites were the Dutch Bacon and Gouda Potato Salad and the Apple Bacon Crisp.

As shown in a previous post they were serving up drinks ala BaconScotch. The #1 drink on the menu was the Makers Mark Bacon and Maple Martini. It included a strip of bacon, just like our classic logo! Imagine our delight!

We had the opportunity to talk to Ari about his new book and even picked up a coveted signed copy at the event. We are poring over the book and will be trying out / posting our thoughts on the recipes shortly, stay tuned!

All in all, another excellent Baconopolis thanks to Tom Douglas and his staff. It always makes us proud to be able to represent the Seattle Bacon Scene.

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