Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts insects on the menu at French restaurant

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Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant
Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant



A Michelin-starred chef has put an unusual ingredient on the menu at his restaurant - insects.

David Faure has started included a number of creepy crawlies in the dishes he serves up at his restaurant Aphrodite in Nice, France.

Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant
Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant



The menu includes a dessert containing crickets for their 'popcorn' flavour and mealworms adding nutty tones to a cod dish.

Faure came up with the idea after travelling to countries where insects are a normal part of the everyday diet.

Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant
Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant



His insect-themed "alternative foods" three-course menu costs 59 euros and is aimed at more adventurous diners.

According to the chef, his biggest obstacle has been finding a reliable local supplier of edible insects rather than buying from Asia.

Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant
Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant



However, he has since found a company in Toulouse that raises its insects on organic vegetables.

The UN recently released a report promoting insects as food and listing their benefits.

Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant
Pictures: Michelin-starred chef puts bugs on the menu at his restaurant


Will you be booking a three-course insect meal at Chef David Faure's restaurant? Leave a comment and let us know below.

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