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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Buzz Down to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for Chocolate Covered Insect Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542
ksmith@auduboninstitute.org

Melts in your Mouth, Not in your Hands. 
There's No Wrong Way to Eat a Chocolate Covered Cricket

Buzz Down to
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for
Chocolate Covered Insect Day

Saturday, October 12, 10am - 5pm


(New Orleans, La.)- "Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" (Forrest Gump).  On Saturday, October 12, visitors to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will enjoy sugary surprises created by executive bug chefs to celebrate Chocolate Covered Insect Day. Guests will be able to dip edible critters in a fountain overflowing with rich melted chocolate.

"We're happy we can offer this unique opportunity to guests," says Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Director of Animals and Visitor Programs Jayme Necaise. "People may not realize this, but the FDA allows 60 or more microscopic insect fragments for each 100 grams of chocolate - so it's not a huge leap to just go ahead and add the whole bug! Besides, bugs are good for you - they are surprisingly nutritious and a major food source for many people across the globe."

Bug Appétit is located in the back of 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 and crispy cajun crickets. Visitors searching for more traditional fare will find it in Tiny Termite Café as well - minus the six-legged ingredients, of course.

The tastings are included with regular Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium admission (while supplies last)