Passion for Pork

Win tickets to LUX Restaurant’s 4th Annual Bacan Day DInner

Sharman - Friday, August 2, 2013
Pigs in a duvet and grilled cheese bacon sandwiches

Do you want to win tickets to the 4th annual Bacon Day at Lux Restuarant on August 31st?

Warning – this family-style dinner is not to be taken lightly. As a celiac I couldn’t indulge in all of last year’s dishes like the pigs in a duvet or pork schnitzel, but I did myself in when I downed four bowls of bacon truffle cream corn, and had to be rolled out of Lux (which was hard because I had a bacon-budda belly).

Alan Irving showing off some pork pot stickers

Last year I had the pleasure of sitting with Alan Irving who supplied his delicious Irving Farms pork for the event along with bacon lover Jerry Aulenbach a.k.a. @zoomjer on twitter, who initiated the event.

This year $25 from each ticket goes towards Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS). The goal is to raise $5000 for the organization so LUX would like to sell the restaurant out so there are loads of people bidding on the fabulous silent auction items that evening.

If you are around the Labour Day weekend and would like to attend bacon day with me, tickets are $75 and are available by clicking here. The three course family-style meal is sure to have some nose-to-tail surprises and finishes with a Bacon Day Dessert-off between Chef Paul Shufelt and Chef Andrew Cowan. Chef Cowan leads the series 2 – 1 and whoever serves me a gluten free treat is sure to steal my vote.

The Century Hospitality Bacon-Day Crew

If you would like a chance to win tickets, you can enter all month by dropping off a typed copy of your favourite bacon recipe (including your name and contact information) to Irving Farms when they visit the following farmers markets:

Salisbury Farmers Market                            Thursday              4:30 – 8 p.m.
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market                   Saturday              8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
City Market Downtown                                 Saturday              9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Albert Farmer’s Market                           Saturday              10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winners will have their recipe taste-tested (cooked by me and sampled by my roomie) and posted on this blog. So say a big hello to Nicola and Alan Irving at any of the markets listed above and they will happily accept your bacon recipe entry.

mmmm bacon truffle cream corn
Jerry ready to dig into some pork schnitzel
Bacon Dessert Time
Bacon Jelly donut or chocolate bacon cookie sandwich?