New Orleans,
17
November
2016
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06:40 PM
America/Chicago

Move Over Turkey! Bugs are on the Menu this Thanksgiving Season

Hoppy Thanksgiving at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium: Tuesday, November 22 & Wednesday, November 23

Summary

Celebrate the holiday season in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium. On Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, Audubon Executive Bug Chefs stir things up in Bug Appétit by offering visitors the opportunity to taste new twists to traditional Thanksgiving family recipes.

Celebrate the holiday season in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium. On Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, Audubon Executive Bug Chefs stir things up in Bug Appétit by offering visitors the opportunity to taste new twists to traditional Thanksgiving family recipes.

Visitors expand their gastronomic horizons by enjoying traditional dishes with a particularly exotic flair including turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, waxworm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie.

Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.
"Everyone loves the usual Thanksgiving fare. And, we can tell you, practically everyone who tries our insect dishes likes them, too! So, we decided to combine the bird and the bugs, if you know what I mean.  Is it tasty? Absolutely! But don’t just take our word for it – come try some!"

 
Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.

Bug Appétit is located in the back of the Tiny Termite Café at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. It offers visitors a chance to taste insect cuisine in many forms – from chocolate “chirp” cookies to six-legged salsa. Visitors searching for more traditional fare will find it in the café as well – minus the six-legged ingredients, of course. 

Look for the buggy Thanksgiving dishes November 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street in New Orleans. The tastings are included with regular Butterfly Garden and Insectarium admission while supplies last. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016.

Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonNatureInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attraction. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located at 423 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans in the U.S. Custom House.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.