Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Buzz-Worthy Meal

Courtesy of Sauce Magazine
Here’s an interesting fact: Pollinators like bees make one out of every three bites of food we eat. No wonder they always look so busy! To raise awareness of the importance of pollination in the whole food cycle, next week is National Pollinator Week at the Saint Louis Zoo. Foodies will bee (sorry, couldn’t resist) most interested a pollinator dinner on Tuesday, where many of the foods pollinators help provide will be on the menu. Before dinner, sip mead (honey wine) and honey beer at the cash bar and enjoy a honey tasting.

After dinner, hear a presentation on pollinators by Ed Spevak, the zoo's curator of the insects. In between there’s a buffet that includes seasonal fruit and salads, trout almandine with lemon and fried capers, roast pork loin, grilled herbed chicken with honey mustard glaze, and a host of vegetables and desserts – honey bee vanilla ice cream anyone?

Sauce pick: Pollinator Dinner
Where to get it: Tue., June 23 – 6 to 9 p.m., Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis
Price: $29.95 for adults, $20 for children 12-and-under. All proceeds benefit the zoo.
Info: For reservations, call 314.646.4857.

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