Hell Night - Yes, It was HOT!

Friday night we went to Chef JJ's Backyard in Broad Ripple. The event was called, "Hell Night."

Chef JJ's Backyard is an experience dining establishment where participants learn to grill almost anything. He's made breakfast, pizza, desserts, all using a Big Green Egg. The food is always very delicious and seemingly easy to make! Chef JJ Boston tries to use local ingredients and partners with Indiana businesses. There is always Sun King Beer on tap and great people who quickly become friends.

Hell Night was no different. The night started with a generous tasting of a special chili creme ale from Sun King beer, brewed specifically for the evening. It was definitely a unique brew, with each sip building on the heat of the prior one.

The food was just as delicious. Chef JJ prepared a Jalapeno wrapped in bacon that was the perfect amount of heat without making it inedible. I have to admit, I was sad when they were gone.

The next course included curried pork and Jamaican jerk chicken, both weren't very hot out of the gate, but Jim Campbell, owner of Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Company, brought along fresh peppers and sauces to make the night even hotter. Jim has a huge farm in Franklin Indiana and grows all of his own chili's.

The finishing bite was a phenomenal blueberry bread pudding that had been manipulated to include a nice kick.

All in all the night was a blast!

Jim Cambell even let us bring home some of the peppers that he brought and tonight we are making enchiladas with a Ghost Chili. Let's hope I survive!

NOTE: Jim Cambell's company, Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Company has been seen on Food Network. Jim also stair climbs for charity, "Step up for Charity", be sure to help support his cause.

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