The Bug Dinner
Executive Chef Stephen Paprocki,
Ernest Lopez, Patry Chef of Eilan Hotel,
and Meghan Curry of Bug Vivant
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) – Gather your friends and experience a unique entomological culinary experience at the Witte Museum onWednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. for Salud! Culinary Nights.
Come spend an unforgettable evening with Executive Chef Stephen Paprocki and Ernest Lopez, Pastry Chef of Eilan Hotel as they cook a three-course meal using insects. Explore the untapped culinary potential of this global delicacy and learn about their inspiration with Dr. Harry Shafer, Curator of Archaeology at the Witte Museum as he discusses how insects played an integral role in the People of the Pecos hunter gatherer way of life. Meghan Curry, founder of Bug Vivant, will reveal how edible insects are used in kitchens around the world today and how they will sustainably feed future generations.
The menu will include a young Spinach Salad with Goat’s Milk Ricotta, Roasted Beets, “Caviar” (mixed hymenopteran larvae), and a Balsamic Vinaigrette; Pizza Pissalediére (meal worm) with Texas Goat Cheese, “Black Gold” Garlic, local Olive and Truffle Oil; and Chocolate Cricket Cremeuex with “Fire Ant” Spicy Tamarindo Sorbet. Each menu item will be paired with beer from Karbach Brewery.
The program is set in the beautiful Children’s Hospital of San Antonio™ Demonstration Kitchen located in the Witte’s H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System. Salud! Culinary Nights continues the H-E-B Body Adventure’s mission to provide the community with healthy lifestyle alternatives through interactions with local chefs and a diverse array of cuisines and topics focusing on Health IQ, Empowerment and Wellness. Meet top local chefs, farmers, ranchers and food historians in an intimate setting as they present information, history and stories about the selected menu. Each program will also feature a wine, beer or cocktail pairing from the finest Texas winemakers, brewers and mixologists.