As you might remember back at the end of May we revealed and got pretty excited about the project curated by the good people at Grey Goose called Iconoclasts of Taste. If you don’t remember its that pioneering project which champions new movements in food and drink, yeah that one! So imagine our delight when we found out we could announce that one of the selected concepts is going live!
15-17 August 2013 will see the launch of Eat Ento, the Insect Fine Dining Pop Up restaurant!
Eat Ento is one of a series of inspirational sell-out events that Grey Goose Iconoclasts of Taste has facilitated. The project is conceived on the premise that the world needs Iconoclasts as they are the people who challenge traditional thinking and lead us to new and better things – a lot like Cut The Cap in many ways 😉
Ento, one of three Emerging Iconoclasts, is the brainchild of four graduates from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Their unique vision is ‘to introduce insects to the Western diet as a delicious sustainable source of protein’ – we’ve tried and its pretty good!
Promoting a message of forward looking sustainability, Ento and Grey Goose will host an unforgettable one-of-a-kind dining experience encouraging guests to challenge cultural taboo by sampling fine insect cuisine.
“It was always our goal to launch Ento with a pop up restaurant so that consumers could experience edible insects as the primary ingredient in a unique experience. However, we were not sure when, or even if, this would ever be possible. Now with the support of the Grey Goose Iconoclasts of Taste project, our vision is being brought to life with the Eat Ento pop up restaurant, far sooner than we could have ever imagined.” Ento
We have it on very good authority that upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a Grey Goose Le Fizz and a special Ento inspired cocktail reception and a tasty insect canapé before sitting down to a bespoke a four-course dinner menu created by Ento and Grey Goose. Each dish has been carefully crafted to compliment the unique and delicious flavours of honey caterpillars, grasshoppers and crickets amongst others. One of the four exceptional dishes served at Eat Ento will include honey caterpillar and grasshopper medallions, which have a creamy pistachio nut flavour served alongside wild mushroom ravioli, girolles and black truffle – boom, bet you weren’t’ expecting that!
Naturally each course will be served with a Grey Goose cocktail created especially to compliment that particular dish’s unique flavours. The individual courses, and the choices behind them, will be introduced personally by Ento and Grey Goose Ambassador Oli Blackburn.
So if you fancy a bit of Eat Ento tickets are priced at £75, and can be purchased online via greygoosetaste.com with all proceeds going to Ento in support of their vision.
The Ento inspired ‘Entomology’ cocktail is one of the cocktails served alongside the unique insect dishes at the pop up and will also be available at the Covent Garden Cocktail Club for a limited time during September, priced at £9 – we suggest you get these as this is not to be missed!
Eat Ento – Insect Fine Dining Pop Up Restaurant Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 August 2013 7pm – 11pm
Arch 4, 64a Newington Causeway, SE1 6DD, whoops the secret is out!