The general concept is: you as an eater go out to the farm and eat the food at its source. In other cities, theyâ€™ll bring out guest chefs to work with the farmers, but another thing that makes this Riverplains dinner special is the growers, Jennifer Niceley and Anna Niceley Barreiro, are also producing the dinner.
And while this is an age-old tale of seduction, it has a new twist. Led by innovative chefs, charmers one and all, bacon is slinking from the breakfast table and the diner BLT into heretofore forbidden places: the trendiest savories, the most decadent dessert delights, in home skillets and on swank dining room small plates. And the passion is brazen: Our city will host its own BaconFest this weekend, and hundreds will attend, reveling in creamy, crispy, chewy, lascivious, heady treats without inhibition.
Knoxville News Sentinel
I can’t imagine it being anything but a success considering the lineup of local culinary talent that Laura Sohn, owner of Mockingbird Events, put together, including Holly Hambright of EOS Catering, Dave McCauley and Chris Dufree of Q the Pig barbecue and Robert Birkholtz of Tomato Head, Maryville.