The Explorers Club on East 70th Street is known for its affiliation with the first moon landing and the first summit of Mount Everest. But, more recently, the club launched an expedition of a different nature.

At “Crickets and Cocktails,” an event co-hosted by Alimentary Initiatives, the New York Entomological Society and the Metropolitan Society of Natural Historians, guests munched on hors d’oeuvres featuring ingredients that most New Yorkers would be surprised to find on a silver platter.

Cricket croquettes, grasshopper tostadas and waterbug crostini were among the treats, which were prepared by chefs Natalia Martinez and Mario Hernandez. Curious attendees on the club’s second floor swarmed around trays of crackers garnished with worms and insects.





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