Look out HoneyBaked Ham Company. Reigning Tucson Iron Chef Ryan Clark - executive chef at Lodge on the Desert - and local gardener, sommelier and bee-keeper Noel Patterson are teaming up for an event that takes pairing sweetness and swine to a whole new level:
Ryan will be roasting a whole pig in a La Caja China box. You’ll get to see part of the process, as well as chat with him.
All dishes will feature honey from Dos Manos Apiaries. Noel Patterson, owner of Dos Manos Apiaries will be on hand to talk honey, bees, and will have plenty of honey for sale, as well.
Whole Pig Roast, Honey + Lavender Marinate
3 Condiments: chili-honey, honey-mustard and honey-BBQ
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Mesquite Honey Cup Cakes
Cocktails - Each entry receives two drink tickets, all cocktails $5 afterwards
Local Honey Aged Bourbon, Honey Comb Bitters, Sweet Vermouth
Organic Grapefruit Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Cardamom-Honey Syrup
Bombay Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup
The event is being put on by local food blogger Tucson Foodie. It goes down Thursday, Sept. 5, and tickets - which can be purchased here - will run you $30.