Source: AgriLife Today
The agency’s first-ever “Bug Banquet” will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 6 at Clearwater Ranch, 24510 Clearwater Run in San Antonio.
“Diners will have the opportunity to delight in an expertly prepared four-course meal made with delectable insects and paired with an appropriate cocktail, beer or wine,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension entomologist.
The menu will consist of:
- Fire Ant Queso. Queso blanco seasoned with local peppers and fire ants, paired with Honey Bee Cocktails made with honey from local bees.
- Candied Pear Salad Greens with roasted mealworms. Mealworms add a nutty flavor to a sweet salad with local greens. Paired with local craft beer, Texican Lager.
- Goat Cheese Quesadillas with roasted sweet potatoes and squash from local garden. The tortillas are made with high-protein cricket flour, filled with Texas goat cheese and locally grown sweet potatoes. Paired with Texican Lager.
- Chocolate-covered Strawberries garnished with toasted coconut cricket granola. Paired with Cranapple Chardonnay from Helotes Creek Winery.
The cost for the Bug Banquet is $35 per individual and $50 per couple.