Named One of the Top 5 Festivals in California by The Huffington Post
Bacon-atics Invited to Indulge in Imaginative Culinary Creations and Craft Barrel Beverages
Live Mixology and Chef Demos from the Region’s Best Chef, including Chef Pink of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”
WHAT: Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons tickets went on sale March 1st and are already more than half-way sold out! Billed as the ultimate food festival for bacon lovers everywhere, Bacon & Barrels is an all-day festival showcasing local chefs’ most imaginative recipes incorporating bacon, and highlights the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. The all-day event includes over 140 food and libation booths with all inclusive tastings from some of California’s hottest boutique wineries and unique, high-end small batch whiskey, scotch and tequila from local artisan purveyors as well as live music from popular indie bands. There will also be a selection of craft beers to taste while enjoying a variety of inventive and unexpected bites from participating chefs.
V.I.P.(Very Important Pig)
Bacon & Barrels will host a Very Important Pig experience for those who take their bacon and spirits very seriously. The experience kicks off with an all bacon dinner in the beautiful Saarloos and Sons Field in the heart of downtown Los Olivos. The dinner will be paired with the wines of Saarloos and Sons and prepared by Chef Jake O. Francis; Pig Farmer, Chef, and all around Farm-to-Table master. The full four-course dinner menu can be viewed here: http://www.baconandbarrels.com/schedule/. On Saturday, V.I.P’s will enjoy a special lounge featuring the hottest chefs, including Iron Chef America alum, Vic Casanova, and mixologists preparing their best bacon and barrel-drink creations. In addition, the newly named Jefe del Porko will be holding court with the Gold Pig award and sharing the culinary specialty that earned the chef that title. The V.I.P. experience continues on Sunday with the Bacon, Bellini, Bloodies Brunch back at the Saarloos and Sons Field.
A Good Cause
Bacon & Barrels is as committed to the community and the environment as it is to hosting an unforgettable event. Bacon & Barrels Los Olivos festival will donate a percentage of all ticket sales to support The Los Olivos School Foundation and the Los Olivos Business Organization. Bacon & Barrels will also incorporate its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95% of all event trash diverted from the Landfill.
Major Sponsors: Chumash Casino & Resort, El Rancho Marketplace, Saarloos & Sons, and Bread & Butter Public Relations
All food and drink tastings are included in the ticket prices which range from:
• $60 (Advance Purchase before July 18th, $70 at Door) = General Admission
• $30 (Advance Purchase before July 18th, $40 at Door) = Designated Driver Admission
• $80 (Advance Purchase before July 18th, $90 at Door) = Early Bird General Admission
• $325 = V.I.P. Weekend Pass (Extremely Limited) including Friday night dinner, early entrance at 12pm and access to festival lounge with special tastings, and Sunday’s Bacon, Bellini, Bloodies Brunch
WHO: Exclusive craft beers from The Bruery, Barrelhouse, Stone Brewing, Firestone Walker, to Figueroa Mountain Brewing; Wineries including Casa Dumetz, Larner, Alta Maria, Zenaida Cellars, and Broken Earth; artisan spirits providers such as Casta Negra, Cutlers, Ascendent, as well as culinary surprises from the Central Coasts best Chefs and Restaurants. Live music will hit the main stage from indie favorites, The Silent Comedy and The Monroe.
Tickets are open to the public over 21+ years of age
WHEN: Friday, July 18th - V.I.P.– “The Whole Hog” Dinner hosted by Saarloos and Son’s
Saturday, July 19th - General Public: 1pm – 5pm
V.I.P. & Early Admission enter at 12pm on Saturday, July 19th
Sunday, July 20th- Bacon, Bellini’s, and Bloodies Brunch from 11am-1pm
WHERE: Saarloos + Sons Field
2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
For more information on the food and drink providers and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BaconandBarrels.com.
ABOUT BACON & BARRELS
Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel. Bacon & Barrels was started in 2013 in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara’s wine country, and attracts a sellout crowd as soon as tickets go on sale. Based on the success and popularity in the north, this upscale and fun food festival has added a location, and is headed south to San Diego on May 31, 2014. The all-day event brings together fresh recipes incorporating bacon with the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch and live music.