NY Eats Bugs

On Saturday, November 21, The Metropolitan of Natural History, The New York Entomological Society, Alimentary Initiatives and The Explorers Club hosted NY Eats Bugs at The Explorers Club on east 70th street between Park and Madison Avenues. During the first half, Crickets and Cocktails, guests enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the library and on the terrace featuring several edible insects including crickets, mealworms, and water bugs and a special entomophagy cocktail known as Cricket Bitters. After the cocktail hour, guests gathered into the Clark room to listen to presentations given by Dr. Phil Barden, a paleoentomologist from Rutgers University and Katharina Unger, an entrepreneur in entomophagy with Baron Ambrosia, host of the show The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, acting as the MC. The second half of the event, New York Banquet of Bugs, featured a six-course dinner prepared by chefs Natalia “Cookie” Martinez from Toronto and Mario Hernandez from The Black Ant restaurant on the lower east side.

To view more photos from this event, please visit our gallery. Photo credit to Shifaan Thowfeequ