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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Grub Kitchen Pop-Up at Celtic Manor's Newbridge on Usk Restaurant

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:00 to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 22:00

Celebrating the Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week, this limited edition dining experience features edible insects on the menu and is presented in partnership with Bug Farm Foods and Grub Kitchen in Pembrokeshire, the UK’s first dedicated insect restaurant which opened in 2015.

Behind the concept are chef Andy Holcroft and entomologist (insect scientist) Dr Sarah Beynon, who were the subject of BBC documentary ‘The Bug Grub Couple’. Their aim is to turn bug-munching from novelty to normalcy, introducing our palates to the many delicious and nutritious edible insects that are part of everyday diets in many parts of the world.

Insect delicacies on the pop-up menu include curried cricket pakora, toasted cumin and mealworm houmous, bug burger bites and a Grub Garden Tartlet combining red pepper and garlic chapuline grasshoppers, termites and mealworms with spinach, pine nuts, artichoke, griddled asparagus and saffron pumpkin seed. There will even be desserts like caramelised cricket panna cotta, toasted mealworm crepes and cricket ice cream.

For less adventurous diners and those who may not want the full three-course bug experience, the pop-up menu will also feature traditional Newbridge favourites such as west coast brown crab and ham hock terrine starters while main courses include steaks, duck, fish and vegan dishes.

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Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

£25 per person

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


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Did you know?

Holo versus hemi

Insect have two main life stage patterns, holometabolous: egg, larva, pupae, adult; and hemimetabolous: egg, nymph, adult.

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