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Insects are the food of the future and a surprisingly plentiful and nutritious food source. They are also a sustainable way to feed the earth’s growing population. Join us for an evening of adventurous eating at Bug Crawl – Food & Drink Pairings for the 21st Century. Chef Josh Hunter of Company’s Coming Catering has designed a tasting menu of gourmet delicacies that will include cricket fritters, teriyaki glazed hissing cockroach brochettes, and silk worm pupae summer rolls, served at several Big Bug stations throughout the garden. Learn the science behind this innovative cuisine as you sample these unexpectedly tasty selections. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine specially chosen to complement the evening’s menu. This is a rain or shine event. In case of rain the stations will be under the café tent.
with coconut curry dipping sauce and crudité with chutney yogurt dip
Meal Worm Fries
with smoked sea salt and spicy catsup and corn fritters
Teriyaki Glazed Hissing Cockroach and vegetable brochettes
Grill your own
Bamboo Worm Bruschetta
and cheese display with grapes and crackers
Silk Worm Pupae Summer Rolls
on Cucumber Crescents with Ginger Tamari Glaze and vegetable pot stickers with ponzu sauce
Did you know... The UN recently released a report on the benefits of eating insects and how this practice may help to end the world's hunger problems. Read more...
GRUB - The New Yorker's Dana Goodyear writes on gourmet entomophagy. Read more...
The Arboretum will be closed on September 19th due to parking lot repairs. Click here for hours.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.