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Sex in the Garden: Pop-up Restaurant

  • 9th February 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A Valentine’s date like no other

When we approached Nicci Gurr from Home Gurr’Own with our idea for an insect-themed Valentine’s meal, we got just the reaction we were after. “Wow! We’d love to be involved. How exciting!” By chance, Nicci was already smitten with Eat Grub, the Brighton-based purveyor of edible bugs.

“The idea, of taking a whole new unusual ingredient and making then into new dishes excites me. Each insect has its own unique flavour and can be added to lift many traditional dishes,” she says. Nicci, who started her career with Albert Roux of Roux Fine Dining in London, has worked at a host of restaurants and on private yachts, but has never used insects before: “At first I was a bit apprehensive. But, after working with them and getting to grips with their delicate, unique flavours and textures, I’m a convert. Insects are an amazing and delicious ingredient.”
Following Nicci’s meal with a saucy, entertaining and informative talk from Dr Erica McAlister, from the Natural History Museum really is the cherry on the cake. Cricket on the cupcake? Bug on the bun?…


Scientist, author, star of radio and TV, Dr Erica McAlister will be sharing her love of insects as well as enlightening us with tales of their quirky, fascinating and often shocking behaviour – right outside our back door.

Before sitting back to enjoy Erica’s saucy tales or entomological erotica, you’ll be treated to a bug-themed menu (insects optional) including a welcome cocktail, canapes, main course and dessert.

Edible insects will be provided by Eat Grub — a boundary-breaking sustainable food brand that aims to revolutionise Western food culture by introducing insects as a staple part of it.

This is a ‘bring a bottle’ event, with no corkage fee.  Find out more about the work of Erica McAlister at the Natural History museum.

Download the three meal course menu