The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cuisine From the Collections
Saturday Oct 27 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Join us for Cuisine From the Collections, a new Academy cocktail party featuring food and drink inspired by the 18 million specimens in our scientific collections. Sample bugs, fungi, buffalo, and more at this exotic celebration of food.
Cuisine From the Collections is the Academy’s fun, new event for adults featuring edibles from the everyday to the exotic. The cocktail party features food and drink inspired by the 18 million specimens in the Academy’s scientific collections. A variety of food stations will include ingredients not usually found in most kitchens––everything from bugs and snakes to snails, sushi, and more!
While many of the collections are easily represented through food—think fish (ichthyology), fowl (ornithology), meat (mammalogy), and veggies (botany)—even ingredients not normally thought of as edible will be on the menu. A tasting bar will offer a surprising variety of salts representing the Mineral Collection, and adventurous guests interested in Entomology can taste insects that people eat regularly in many parts of the world. Buffalo, ugli fruit, fungi (mushrooms), and more unusual items are also on the menu. Academy scientists will be on hand with scientific specimens to answer questions guests may have about what exactly it is they are enjoying.
Chefs and students from Drexel University’s Culinary Arts program will provide more exotic fare in Challenge Your Palate, an extreme level of tasting featuring items you’ll have to see to believe!
Sample treats of all kinds as you mingle, dance, and enjoy the spirit of the Halloween season with an exotic celebration of food at the Academy!
Halloween or cocktail attire
Valet Parking at the Parkway Entrance
$75 for Academy members; $100 nonmembers
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