Fremantle to host first bacon festival

Esplanade Hotel’s Steven James and Blair Wallace gear up for April’s Fremantle Bacon Festival. Picture: Will Russell
Esplanade Hotel’s Steven James and Blair Wallace gear up for April’s Fremantle Bacon Festival. Picture: Will Russell

FREMANTLE already has popular festivals celebrating chilli, seafood, heritage and street arts, but nobody has thought to pay homage to one of the best breakfast foods, until now.

The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle will serve up a delicious treat when they host the inaugural Fremantle Bacon Festival, a two-day celebration full of fun and interesting activities including a bacon dish cook off, food stalls, live music and children’s zone.

Esplanade Hotel food and beverage director Steven James said those brave enough could also try bacon ice cream or a bacon cocktail.

“Bacon in our hotel is so versatile and so popular, we see it on so many dishes presented and used in so many ways and on average we use in excess of 200-300kgs of bacon every week,” he said.

“We have seen some huge success stories in Fremantle with large scale festivals, the chilli festival for one, craft beer in the park, we all had a round table chat and all agreed let’s do a large scale festival and someone added ‘lets do bacon’.

“There was silence then everyone started smiling and nodding their heads.

“If you love bacon and a good time you’ll be at this event.”

The Fremantle Bacon Festival is on April 22 and 23 at the Esplanade Hotel.

Visit www.fcec.com.au for more information.