Love Bugs & Love Bites a Valentine’s feast fit for foodies

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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This Valentine’s Day join The Health Museum for their Love Bugs & Love Bites a Valentine’s feast fit for foodies event on Friday, February 14, 2020, with a three-course meal by Chef David Cordua that mixes delicious cuisine and an elegant ambience. This event is for everyone from the conventional flower-and-dinner kind of couple, to the girl’s night out group, to those who prefer something adventurous and more off the beaten path. We’ve got something to suit your taste. Feel good about partaking in one of the most sustainable proteins on the planet—crickets. Enjoy this fine dining experience that is sure to excite the palate of adventurous foodies and wine lovers. Taking place from 6-10 p.m., this event will feature a cricket and non-cricket option with each course, optional wine pairings, cocktails, and music.

Menu Items:

• Corn & Cricket Arepa: Masa & cricket flour corn cake filled with smoked cricket & huitlacoche, avocado mousse, corn-poblano & cotija cheese.
• Pan Seared Chicken & Cricket Mole Negro: Cricket seasoned chicken breast, jasmine rice, smoked panela cheese, roasted sweet plantain, Pico de Gallo, queso fresco & cilantro with cricket mole.
• Dessert Trio: Tres Leches with Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cricket & Cayenne Chocolate Truffle, Churros with Dulce de Leche.

There are over 2 billion people in the world who are already aware of the benefits of eating insects, with 80% of the world’s countries consuming them, but they’ve been slow to make their way into the diet of the average American. With our Love Bugs & Love Bites a Valentine’s feast fit for foodies event, we hope to show the community an appetizing view on one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world. If we can help change the perception around entomophagy, we can introduce the benefits of an alternative source of protein. This aligns with our current exhibit Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit https://www.thehealthmuseum.org/event/love-bugs-love-bites.

General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families from 2-7 p.m. Active and retired military personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum’s multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum visit thehealthmuseum.org.