Booze & Bacon 2010!
posted October 26, 2010 9:43 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 20 at 5:00 PM, Shepherd & Kitteh's House, Sherbrooke, QC
1573 Rue Lalemant, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 2W4, Canada (Map & Directions)
Setting this up for friends & family, and any MeFites within range. Simply put: make a bacon-themed dish, bring an appropriately paired beer, and compete for lowjack prizes. Full details are available at this cheaply constructed Web page and in-thread.
I don't honestly expect huge returns from this -- we're fair off the beaten path, but I thought a few Montreal MeFites might be interested.

Show up at my place at 5 p.m. You're expected to bring ("you" being a single person or a couple, but couples can double up if they want):

One bacon-themed dish. This can be a casserole or pasta or baked goods or even just cooked bacon. As long as it *features bacon,* we're good.

Six bottles of a beer that you've chosen to pair with the bacon-themed dish. For those of you that don't watch Top Chef as obsessively as Marisa and I, "pairing" just means "goes real good with." So if you're making some sort of hearty bacony rye bread, a stout might be a good idea. A light pilsner to roll with that pasta dish might work well. You get the drift.

When you arrive, take your dish behind the Curtain of Secrecy where I'll give the pairing a number. The idea is to have a kind of lazy-assed confidentiality where people will vote on their favourite pairing without necessarily knowing who made what. Don't expect incredible rigour here.

At 5:30 we lay out the pairings -- food and beer -- as well as a considerable amount of disposable utensils, plates and cups. If you want to bring your own beer-tasting glass, feel free, and we'll feel free to call you Little Lord Fauntleroy and punch you in the stomach. Fair's fair.

Eat! Drink! Vote! Everyone gets a vote. The person with the most votes gets a prize. It will be a good prize. The winner of this prize will be a champion among humans; less so among swine.

I'm not sure we'll have enough beds to accomodate out-of-towners, but I might be able to help with billeting; bring sleeping bags as a just-in-case, maybe.

This is a double-down event, as it occurs one week before Kitteh’s birthday, so we may toast her as well.
posted by Shepherd to Meetup (3 comments total)

Huzzah! Bacon and booze together? A winning combination!
posted by Kitteh at 9:45 AM on October 26, 2010

Oh man this sounds spectacular. Picklebird and I would love to come (we could give you a run for the money on the obsessive watching of Top Chef (and other food network shows)) but alas the timing isn't quite right.
posted by googly at 11:29 AM on November 9, 2010

Oh noes! Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
posted by Shepherd at 7:12 AM on November 20, 2010

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