Cuisine from the Collections: Chocolate Edition

Cuisine from the Collections: Chocolate Edition 
at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7–10 p.m.

Cuisine from the Collections 

Cuisine from the Collections is the Academy’s fun event 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 the kitchen, from bugs and snakes, to snails and more! 

Plants from the botany herbarium are easily represented in food, but even collections not normally thought of as edible will be on display. Academy scientists will be on hand with scientific specimens to answer questions guests may have about what exactly it is they are enjoying.

Challenge Your Palate, an extreme level of tasting, will feature unique tastings from notable local chefs, while the Academy’s catering partner, 12th Street Catering will provide delicious fare that everyone can enjoy.

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7–10 p.m.
Tickets $175, Patron $300. Sponsorships available.
All proceeds benefit the Academy’s the ongoing work, from mission-critical programs of research and education to collections care, exhibits, and administration.

To receive an invitation or for more information, call 215-405-1542 or email

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Host Committee

Elizabeth Bales and Michael Dell'Angelo, Co-Chairs 
Leanne and Rob McMenamin, Co-Chairs

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