Cuckoo Callay is taking pigging out to the next level this February with the launch of its second annual Bacon Festival. The cult festival, which debuted in 2015 at Cuckoo’s home in Newtown, will now include a huge launch day event, the Bacon Brewfest at Central Park, followed by 12 weeks of bacon blasphemy back at the café.
The Bacon Brewfest, taking place on Saturday February 27 from 12pm until 9pm, will feature a huge array of stalls, scattered across the green at Central Park and within aMBUSH gallery’s workshop space at the mall. Some of Sydney’s brightest chefs and dining venues, including Black Star Pastry, Burgers by Josh, The Stinking Bishops, Mr Bao, Textbook Boulangerie, Mak Mak Macarons, Grumpy Donuts, Tsuru Food Truck, Pialligo Estate and more will be offering unique bacon creations and exclusive festival dishes. The Bacon Brewfest will also see an exclusive one-off bacon collaboration born from the meeting of creative minds’ Anna Polyviou and N2 Extreme Gelato.
Craft beer tastings will be on offer from Sydney’s best breweries, including 4 Pines, Feral Brewing Co, Willie the Boatman, Batch Brewing and Two Birds, and a festival bar curated by the expert barmen at Ramblin’ Rascal will offer even more craft beers in the aMBUSH gallery project space.
Alongside the bar a festival stage will showcase a huge line-up of homegrown music acts, including Cope Street Parade, Jacob Pearson, Tyne James Organ, and Lost Paradise favourites, Big White.
In addition to beer and bacon indulgence, festival-goers can enjoy insights into these cult products through professionally hosted workshops and talks from industry insiders, while an extreme bacon eating competition will test even the biggest pigs in the field.
Cuckoo Callay café will bring home the bacon for 12 weeks from Tuesday 1st March offering a pork-tastic bacon menu alongside its seasonal menu, featuring an array of its most creative and indulgent bacon dishes yet. And once again Cuckoo will be sourcing its produce solely from farms in NSW that engage in sustainable and ethical practice, in an effort to support local pork.
Tickets to the Bacon Brewfest start at $25 + BF via http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/bacon-brewfest/82305. Kids under 12 are free.
Cuckoo Callay is located at 324a King Street, Newtown NSW 2042.
Phone (02) 9557 7006.