Britain’s First Insect Restaurant

November 30th, 2015

Britain’s First Insect Restaurant

Grub Kitchen, is the first restaurant in the UK dedicated to serving insets in order to show how these bugs can address the crisis in food globally. It’s ironic to think that there have been many cases where restaurants have gotten temporarily or permanently shut down because of the presence of rodents, insects or animals.

Rachael Pells of The Independent, recently paid a visit to Grub Kitchen and said that is has a bright ambience for that homey feel, a unique set of tables made from materials used as disused railways sleepers and a bar floorboards.

Guests can select from the daytime or evening menu, which have everything from toasted cumin mealworm hummus and breads to a zesty black ant and olive crusted goat cheese (approx. £6.50).

Chef Andy Holcroft recommended that Pells try a cricket, locust, mealworm and grasshopper burger with polenta chips, side salad and grasshopper garnish for her main meal. She said that ”the burger tasted very much like any gourmet veggie burger – soft in texture but with a little added nutty crunch.”

“Protein is a big part of their value nutritionally, but they also tend to be calorie- and lipid-rich and they are generally good sources of vitamins and minerals,” says May Berenbaum, the head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Grub Kitchen has recently opened and is ready for their Christmas bookings… Would you go here for your holiday dinner?

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