Bacon Festival returns for its third instalment from 14 March at Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay. Running for 12 weeks, the festival features nine bacon-focused dishes alongside the usual menu. Paying homage to film festivals, the naming of the dishes has been inspired by iconic films. Cuckoo Callay sources produce from NSW farms that follow sustainable and ethical methods, supporting local pork once more at this year’s Bacon Fest.... Read More | Share it now!
Debuted as part of their Bacon Festival menu earlier this year, Cuckoo Callay‘s epic Bacon Macdaddy stands as perhaps Newtown’s single most popular cafe dish of the year. Just head along to the Newtown hotspot on any given day and you’d see plenty of these being demolished by hungry diners, keen to get a serving of that hit of double-smoked bacon, bacon mac‘n’cheese, a fried egg, and “bacony” tomato jam in a crispy toasted croissant.... Read More | Share it now!
Cuckoo Callay may be best known for their annual Bacon Festival Menu, but this chirpy Newtown café deserves a closer look at their ever-changing all day menu, which has recently been overhauled for the winter season. We’re not talking about one or two additional dishes either; the owners regularly experiment with massive, inventive combinations that refresh the offerings and keep things exciting. It’s also a great way for them to gauge the popularity of particular dishes and include them on the permanent menu. For example, the awesome Bacon Mac Daddy is on the menu for good now, and from what the owners tell me, it’s selling like crazy. ... Read More | Share it now!
This past Saturday saw Cuckoo Callay’s inaugural Bacon Brewfest take over Central Park for a full day of over 30 food and drink stalls dishing up their best bacon-centric creations. From 12pm to 9pm, two areas throughout the unique precinct (aMBUSH Gallery on the top floor and the lawn area downstairs) were packed out with people scrambling to try all these quirky, exclusive creations which came from the likes of Black Star Pastry, Brewristas, Mr Bao, Textbook Boulangerie, Burgers by Josh, and The Stinking Bishops; all of whom gave us our fill of bacon from bacon ice creams and bacon cakes to bacon burgers, bacon shakes, smokey bacon tea, bacon baos, bacon mac’n’cheese, bacon pizzas, bacon croissants…you get the point.... Read More | Share it now!
Last year imaginative Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay staged their very first bacon festival, with a temporary menu lasting several weeks offering nothing but inspired bacon-centric dishes, leading to a whopping two tonnes being sold throughout the event and an even bigger dedicated following since. At the end of this month, the Bacon Festival will return, bolstered by it’s popularity to be even bigger than last year, with a one-day launch event called Bacon Brewfest to be held at Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery on February 27th, featuring collaborations by a whole heap of Sydney’s best including Grumpy Donuts, N2 Gelato, and Black Star Pastry. After the Brewfest, Cuckoo Callay will be in it for the long haul with a very carefully considered menu of brand new bacon dishes offered for about 12 weeks. We were given a preview of that menu this week.... Read More | Share it now!
Last year Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay zipped into fame with their inaugural Bacon Festival proving a massive success, spread out over several weeks and offering a variety of dishes using free-range bacon in interesting ways. This year, they’ll be bringing the concept back, kicking off with a huge event on February 27th at Chippendale’s Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery titled Bacon Brewfest, and then continuing with a 12-week bacon menu at Cuckoo Callay.... Read More | Share it now!