Last year Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay zipped into fame with their inaugural Bacon Festival proving a massive success, spread out over several weeks and offering a variety of dishes using free-range bacon in interesting ways. This year, they’ll be bringing the concept back, kicking off with a huge event on February 27th at Chippendale’s Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery titled Bacon Brewfest, and then continuing with a 12-week bacon menu at Cuckoo Callay.
Bacon Brewfest will be a collaborative affair, with stalls serving up their best bacon-inspired dishes, bringing in the likes of Adriano Zumbo, Black Star Pastry, N2 Extreme Gelato, Bovine & Swine, Anna Polyviou, Grumpy Donuts, Stinking Bishops, Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, and more. There will also be a bunch of merchandise available, like…bacon shampoo, bacon mints, and bacon toothpaste, along with a bacon-eating competition and bacon & beer workshops. Beer will also see a nice presence from the likes of 4 Pines, Feral, and Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, who will all be on hand at the one-day-only event.
After the Bacon Brewfest launches the whole thing, Cuckoo Callay will be featuring a menu that includes at least eight different dishes that make full use of bacon. If last year is anything to go by, expect bacon just just in your savoury dishes, but your dessert ones as well.
Tickets to the Bacon Brewfest (Saturday 27th February; 12pm-9pm) are on sale now for $25, you can find them at baconbrewfest.com.au/