UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Bacon lovers rejoice — tickets to Baconfest Chicago 2015 are now on sale.
The two-day tasting event, April 17-18 at the UIC Forum, features creative bacon dishes from chefs across Chicago, bacon-inspired cocktails and other bacon fun.
General admission tickets are now on sale for $100. The $100 tickets include three-hour Friday dinner, Saturday lunch or Saturday dinner sessions.
In addition to bacon snacks and bacon-inspired cocktails, tickets include beer and wine. Luxury brands, bacon markers and other bacon-related products also will be on display. Baconfest organizers will give out the Golden Rasher Awards — the bacon version of the Oscar.
VIP tickets, which include entry to four-hour Friday dinner or Saturday dinner sessions, are $200. A four-hour Saturday lunch session has already sold out.
In total, more than 170 restaurants will participate in a Baconfest Chicago session — Friday dinner, Saturday lunch or Saturday dinner. Restaurants include Sunda, The Chop Shop, Taco Joint, Perennial Virant, Piece, Celeste, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Bang Bang Pie Shop, Fulton Market Kitchen, Revolution Brewing, The Dawson and Three Aces, among many others.
Each session features a mix of chefs, from veterans who have participated in all seven years of Baconfest, to new spots on Chicago's dining scene, including The Winchester, Son of a Butcher Tavern and The Duck Inn.
A portion of proceeds from Baconfest ticket sales go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In 2014, Baconfest donated $75,000 to the organization.
Tickets have sold out every year since the first edition in 2009.
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