Sex in the Garden: Pop-up Restaurant

A Valentines Day like no other...

  • A three-course candlelit meal cooked by renowned local chef Nicci Gurr
  • Optional insects and ‘insect roulette’
  • A talk on the private lives of insects by Dr. Erica McAlister, the senior curator at the Natural History Museum.
  • Saturday, Feb 9, 7 pm to sit down at 7.30pm
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About The Chef

Nicci Gurr

Nicci has been a chef for over 20 years ago – starting her career working with Albert Roux of Roux Fine Dining in London. She moved out of London 8 years ago to start a smallholding and catering business with her husband, Julian.

Local Kent ingredients from the smallholder With cooking Nicci always starts with the basics and this means finding the freshest finest local ingredients. Nicci uses ingredients grown on her smallholding but is also passionate about sourcing further ingredients locally.

Cooking with insects  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 them into new dishes excites me. Each insect has its own unique flavour and can be added to lift many traditional dishes.”

 

Nicci Gurr

About The Speaker

Erica McAlister

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 behavior – right outside our back door.

Sit back to enjoy Erica’s saucy tales or entomological erotica.

Erica McAlister