Come see us at Luminato’s Taste of the Beach, June 7, 2014


On June 7 The Pork Ninjas will join 9 other chef teams at Luminato’s Taste of the Beach.

Next Saturday, June 7, we’ll be one of 10 chef teams paired with artists to collaborate on dishes for Taste of the Beach at Luminato.

Here’s what the press release says:

Festival guests will enjoy the tastes and tunes of a tropical getaway under the sun at “Cardboard Beach”, an immersive faux beachfront designed by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros, at the Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square.

The Festival Hub will host Taste of the Beach inside one of the largest temporary fully licensed outdoor spaces in downtown Toronto, serving up a diverse, barbecue themed menu–including both vegetarian and vegan options. These specially created foods will be available for $5 each. DJs Sound Culture (Chicago) and Richard Blair of Sidestepper (Bogotá) will add to the pulsating heat at the Festival Hub, creating a true culinary exhibition.

Our dish:
They call them “Grill-smoked tropical fruit and bacon sausage sliders”, but they’re our bacon explosions.

It’s bacon weave wrapped around ground sausage and fruit. It looks something like this:

Bacon explosion
Before slicing – all bacon explosions will look like this before slicing.
bacon explosion sliced
This is a bacon explosion we did for a BBQ contest in June 2012. It’s different than the one we’re doing this time, but similar idea. This one was a chicken explosion.

A huge thank you to our friends and neighbours Two Bite Saloon who partnered with us for this event and helped us roll 100 of those.

Taste of the Beach details:

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12PM to 5PM
David Pecaut Square (Metro Hall – 55 John St.)
Free to attend. Each culinary dish is priced at $5
Presented by President’s Choice® black label Collection.
Marketing Partner: Univision Canada

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