Anyone who has jumped for bacon-loving joy at the announcement of Cuckoo Callay's Bacon Festival the last three years will surely be stoked with the news that the Newtown cafe is once again celebrating the noble pig in 2018.
Kicking off on April 4 and running for 12 weeks, the Newtown and Surry Hills cafes are modifying their menu to showcase their best pieces of pork work. There'll be bacon burgers, bacon French toast and even bacon doughnuts in collaboration with Shortstop Coffee & Donuts. New to the fun is the bacon tasting board, which features streaks of triple-smoked bacon, sticky maple bacon, bourbon-fuelled double-smoked bacon and triple-smoked air-dried bacon — yep, that's a lot of bacon — hanging from a miniature clothes line. And in the good ol' favourite camp, the Mac Daddy is back, with the monstrous mix of double smoked bacon, bacon mac 'n' cheese, a poached egg and fried shallots inside a croissant getting super-sized at Surry Hills May 26.
Suffice it to say, the Bacon Festival is not vegetarian friendly. Keep your snouts on the Cuckoo Callay Facebook page for the full menu.
Images: Steve Woodburn.