SOLD OUT – BugsGiving: A Dining Experience with Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs
Join us for an evening of gratitude and grasshoppers when noted chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs serves up the future of food — insects.
Yoon will present a tasting menu of 10 dishes where insects will be cooked into a dish, featured as the main ingredient or applied in a variety of other ways. The tasting will be complemented by a signature cocktail. During the event, a unique soundscape composed by DJ HPrizm of Antipop Consortium, will fill the room with music that incorporates the sounds of various insects.
Yoon is the executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation for edible insects, and promoting ento-cuisine as a sustainable and delicious source of protein. He has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the Smithsonian Channel’s web series, Bug Bites, and Brooklyn Bugs has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times, Boston Globe and Forbes.
Inspired by the insect-themed exhibition, ‘The Grasshopper and The Ant’ and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus, the evening will transform your perceptions of insects from pests to edible insects — which is how 80 percent of the world’s nations views them. Yoon will also share with guests the story of Brooklyn Bugs, its mission and present the ideology that eating insects, and redefining their role in humanity, may actually raise our collective appreciation for them and address the issues of food security and sustainability in the world.
$50 for Members
$60 for Nonmembers
Cash bar after first cocktail
Images courtesy of Brooklyn Bugs (l-r): Black Ants, Caviar; Black Ants, Scorpion, Lobster; Grasshopper, Crab, Kumquat, Peas