They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
Well, Rentokilâ€™s pop-up Pestaurant believes it is best served cooked, roasted, salted and in some cases, covered in chocolateâ€¦
It is almost time for our pop-up Pestaurant to whip up a storm in Cape Town. We will be serving up a selection of edible insects that you might usually consider as pests, rather than a lunch time feast. See whatâ€™s on the menu.
Some important facts: Insects are a sustainable form of protein
Recently an insect cookbook, â€œFood for a Sustainable Planetâ€ won the 2014 prize at the Green Book Festival. The book discusses the benefits of insects in oneâ€™s diet. Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly. They have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint.
Due to the high demand for meat, and the growing population worldwide, insects are becoming a more sustainable source of protein. Did you know that 100g of grasshopper can carry 20.6g of protein, 35.3mg of calcium and 5mg of iron? I think itâ€™s time to try alternative sources of protein, donâ€™t you?
Win 2 tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show!
If you could make an insect snack or canapÃ© from our menu ingredients, what would it be? We are posing a challenge to all you wannabe Pestaurant Chefs; give us your insect snack suggestion by commenting below by the 26th May and you could win tickets for yourself and a friend to visit our first ever Pestaurant at the Cape Good Food and Wine show on the 31st May! We’ll make the snack and you be the judges, first-hand!
The perfect opportunity for you to bite back at those bugs that bite you!
Apart from the FREE meal, you can meet some of our experts who will be able to answer your pest related questions and offer top tips on how to avoid pests in your home or business.
Pest problems can occur at anytime and anywhere. All properties face a certain level of risk and raising awareness through our Pestaurant event, we hope we can help you take control of any pest problems now or in the future.
Donâ€™t miss this unique 24 hour event!
Give up your usual choppie or burger just for one day.
Join us on Saturday, 31st May from 11am at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC).
Follow us on #Pestaurant for updates.
We shall see you there!