We here at Vegas Seven don’t just celebrate any holiday that comes along on the calendar. But National Bacon Day gets a pass. Obviously. Running August 29-31 at Comme Ça in the Cosmopolitan, “Brian’s Bacon Menu” is a $59 3-course prix fixe lineup of piggy eats. Because that’s how chef Brian Howard rolls.
First Course: Lightly smoked kurobuta pork tartare with chicharrón and marinated plum-bacon vinaigrette ($16 a la carte).
You read that right: pork tartare. But if you’re freaking out, it’s because you skipped the “lightly smoked” part. Start over, please.
Second Course: Bacon-wrapped bone-in pork chop with grilled romaine hearts, ember-roasted tomato and black garlic ranch ($32).
Because everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. Even Especially pork.
Dessert: Bacon Trio—Butterscotch and bacon pot de crème with chocolate-dipped smoked bacon and bacon Cronets ($14).
Cronets? We had to inquire. “A Cronet (cron-AY) is a cross between a croissant and beignets, similar to a Cronut,” says a rep. It’s a Detroit thing, very hipster-trendy … Of course, not as hipster-trendy as BACON. Nice try, Cronets.
Cocktail: Praise the Lard and Pass the Bacon—Bourbon infused with bacon, honey, lemon and Amaro Nonino, topped with an Ardbeg float and garnished with a bacon lardon ($15).
Served, of course, in the Holy Grail. We make our reservation and we say, “Amen.”