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Savor a unique entomological culinary experience at the Witte Museum on Aug. 12 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. for Salud! Culinary Nights.

Sample three dishes made with insects at the Witte.

Sample three dishes made with insects at the Witte.

Chef Stephen Paprocki and Ernest Lopez, pastry chef of Eilan Hotel, are teaming up to cook a three-course meal using insects. Explore the untapped culinary potential of this global delicacy and learn about their inspiration with Dr. Harry Shafer, curator of archaeology at the Witte Museum, as he discusses how insects played an integral role in the people of the Pecos hunter gatherer way of life.

Meghan Curry, founder of Bug Vivant, will reveal how edible insects are used in kitchens around the world today and how they will sustainably feed future generations.

The menu will include a Spinach Salad with Goat’s Milk Ricotta, Roasted Beets, “Caviar” (mixed hymenopteran larvae) and a Balsamic Vinaigrette; Pizza Pissalediére (meal worm) with Texas Goat Cheese, “Black Gold” Garlic, local Olive and Truffle Oil; and Chocolate Cricket Cremeuex with “Fire Ant” Spicy Tamarindo Sorbet. Each menu item will be paired with beer from Karbach Brewery.

The program is set in the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio™ Demonstration Kitchen, located in the Witte’s H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System.

Salud! Culinary Nights continues the H-E-B Body Adventure’s mission to provide the community with healthy lifestyle alternatives through interactions with local chefs and a diverse array of cuisines and topics focusing on Health IQ, Empowerment and Wellness.

This special class is reserved for guests 21 and over and is limited to 60 guests. Tickets start at $50 per person, $45 for Witte members and include a souvenir wine glass. For more information, please call Witte Reservations at 210.357.1910 or visit

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