The Baconaissance

During Sacramento Bacon Fest, Revolution Wines (2831 S Street) will grant unlimited access to a host of bacon-centric small plates for $25 on February 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Among the options: a “French BLT” with apples and brie; a bacon lollipop coated in a maple glaze and sprinkled with toasted mustard seeds; and zeppole, an Italian doughnut filled with chocolate sauce and topped with candied bits of bacon. Owner and Executive Chef Gina Genshlea said she cures her bacon in-house, first covering slabs in “a lot” of salt and spices, then submerging them for two days in a brine and finishing them with a slow-smoking of applewood that’s soaked in white wine. At a cash bar, the winery will also offer samples from their barrels, which ought to pair well with bacon because bacon pairs well with everything. Sacramento Bacon Fest’s Facebook page has the deets on the other events throughout the week.