Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Please note that this event was complimentary. However, the opinion expressed in this post are my own.

 Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

I was really looking forward to the Bacon and Beer Classic event at Citi Field, after a first immersion last year. Again, I was more interested with the bacon part of it, but was glad to try some different beers too. At the same time, I got to be invited as Press (the perks of a food blogger: what a sacrifice!) and thus, had access to the field (you need a VIP pass for this), but this time, no visit of the secret inside of the stadium, the season not being over.

 Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

I went with my friend Gary who is a huge Mets fan. We queued up, anxiously waiting for the doors to open, in the middle of a crowd excited at the idea to be in the stadium, but even more excited to get some food made with bacon (some very original), as well as different kinds of beers.

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

 Dugout at  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Dugout at Citi Field in Queens, NY

 Phones in the dugout at  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Phones in the dugout at Citi Field in Queens, NY

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

 Dugout at  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Dugout at Citi Field in Queens, NY

  Citi Field in Queens, NY

Citi Field in Queens, NY

So, this event is about bacon and beer. For the later, there was ton of choices, with beers from all over the country.

 Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Beer at the   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Beer at the   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Beer at the   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Concerning the food, we got to try some amazing dishes; some of them were classic, others quite creative and surprising.

There were of course burgers! It started off with BareBurger and their bacon jam and blue cheese burger. It was heaven from the start: the meat was juicy and the pairing with the bacon jam and blue cheese was delicious.

 Bareburger bacon and blue cheese at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Bareburger bacon and blue cheese at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Then, the one from S.Ottomanelli and Sons that was a caramelized onion patty:

 Caramelized onion burger with bacon from S.Ottomanelli and Sons at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Caramelized onion burger with bacon from S.Ottomanelli and Sons at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

And the peanut butter and bacon burger from Whitman's, surely an interesting combination that surprisingly works:

 Whitman's bacon and peanut butter burger at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Whitman's bacon and peanut butter burger at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

There was also bacon on a stick. First was Landhaus from Brooklyn, with their maple bacon:

 Maple bacon stick from Landhaus at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Maple bacon stick from Landhaus at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Maple bacon stick from Landhaus at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Maple bacon stick from Landhaus at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Steakhouses were well represented, first by Executive Chef Michael Vignola from Striphouse, with his Strip House cured Mangalista bacon with tomato chimichuri:

  Strip House at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Strip House at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

 Cured bacon with tomato chimichuri at  Strip House at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Cured bacon with tomato chimichuri at Strip House at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Strip House at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Strip House at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Cured bacon with tomato chimichuri at   Strip House at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Cured bacon with tomato chimichuri at Strip House at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

As well as the bacon on a stick from Angus Club Steak House, a great restaurant located Midtown that I discovered last year.

  Angus Club Steakhouse at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Angus Club Steakhouse at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Angus Club Steakhouse at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Angus Club Steakhouse at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

John's Pizza was also there, with a great cheese and bacon pizza that definitely pleased the crowd.

 John's bacon and cheese pizza  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

John's bacon and cheese pizza at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Or the bacon rolls from Roll With It:

 Bacon rolls from Roll With It at  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Bacon rolls from Roll With It at at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

As well as the Applewood smoked bacon with magic sauce and BBQ confit Nueske from Bar Bacon (nice name!):

 Applewood smoked bacon from Bar Bacon  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Applewood smoked bacon from Bar Bacon at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

 BBQ confit from Bar Bacon  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

BBQ confit from Bar Bacon at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

The bacon and cauliflower chowder from Blind Tiger Alehouse:

 Bacon and cauliflower chowder from Blind Tiger Alehouse  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Bacon and cauliflower chowder from Blind Tiger Alehouse at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

The asparagus and potato with foam infused with bacon from Casa Del Chef.

 Asparagus and potato with foam infused with bacon from Casa Del Chef  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Asparagus and potato with foam infused with bacon from Casa Del Chef at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

  Asparagus and potato with foam infused with bacon from Casa Del Chef   at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Asparagus and potato with foam infused with bacon from Casa Del Chef at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

For a healthy (right) snack, there is nothing better than broccoli dipped in some sort of bacon marinade from The East Pole.

 Brussels sprout dipped in a bacon marinade from The East Pole  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Brussels sprout dipped in a bacon marinade from The East Pole at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Then, we got to try some sweets with bacon! First, the best was the pineapple bacon chocolate delice from Manila Social Club:

 Pineapple bacon chocolate from Manilla Social Club  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Pineapple bacon chocolate from Manilla Social Club at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Donuts with bacon from Sweet Dreams:

 Bacon donuts from Sweet Dreams  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Bacon donuts from Sweet Dreams at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

The nutella and bacon cheesecake from Bespoke:

 Nutella and Bacon Cheesecake from Bespoke at  at   Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

Nutella and Bacon Cheesecake from Bespoke at at Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 At Citi Field

So we had a great time there: the food was delicious and the beer unlimited...This is definitely an event that is worth going to!

Enjoy (I did)!

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