Salud! Culinary Nights: The Bug Dinner

Thursday 30th, July 2015 / 11:04 Written by
Salud! Culinary Nights: The Bug Dinner

Bugged Out Caesar with MealWorms, Tortilla Croutons & Ancho Caesar Dressing

The Bug Dinner at the Witte Museum

featuring Executive Chef Stephen Paprocki,
Ernest Lopez, Pastry Chef of Eilan Hotel,
and Meghan Curry of Bug Vivant

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Gather your friends and experience a unique entomological culinary experience at the Witte Museum on Wednesday, 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.


This special class is reserved for guests 21 and over and is limited to 60 guests per evening. Tickets start at $50 per person, $45 for Witte members and include a souvenir wine glass. For more information, please call Witte Reservations at 210.357.1910 or visit


About the Witte Museum:
Founded in 1926, the Witte Museum is located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park and is San Antonio’s premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibition, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. The Witte Museum is currently undergoing a $100 million transformation to the New Witte, but at the same time open to the public with dramatic new exhibitions and events like Salud! Culinary Nights during this major transition.


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