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BUGS (Monday Night Docs)

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6

With an ever-growing global population, the challenges of how we feed 8, 9, even 10 billion people is going to become ever more challenging. One emerging solution to provide a readily available source of protein: bugs.

For the engaging characters in this documentary, bugs are not only nutritious but also delicious. This film follows Ben Reade, a chef, and Josh Evans, a scientist, as they journey around the world to dig gleefully into hives and under trees to find local delicacies that less intrepid gourmands might find, uh, repulsive.

BUGS mixes this rollicking pursuit for treats into the bigger question: What the hell are we going to eat in the future?

5:30 PM | Pre-Show Bubbles & Bugs
Mini Cornets of Maguey Ice Cream with Salted Caramel “Grasshopper Cookies”
Champagne (included for all ticket buyers)

6:00 PM | Screening of BUGS
Q&A to follow

8:00 PM | BUGS Chef’s Dinner at element47 at The Little Nell
BUGS Chef’s Dinner Menu
Beef Tartare, Coffee Poached Yolk, Arugula

Grass Hoppers in the Garden
Pepita, Winter Vegetables, Soil

Crispy Pork Belly, Cricket Mole, Collard Greens

Maguey Fried Ice Cream
Salted Caramel, Churro, Bitter Chocolate

Screening only is $15; dinner only is $47. Make a night out of it and attend both the screening and bug dinner for $60; includes a glass of wine (you can always order more if you need additional liquid courage).

Samples and information table hosted by: Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch


March 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611 United States