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Cow Eyeballs, BBQ Bull Rods, Among Others at Annual Explorers Club Dinner

And maggot sprinkles and scorpions and chicken feet

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This year’s Explorers Club Dinner featured cow eyeball as garnish for a martini, applewood bbq bull rods and testicles, and pickled duck tongue. Here’s a list of the full menu:

  • Moroccan Spiced Goat with Spiced Yogurt
  • Soffrito-Marinated Whole Crispy Boar
  • Maple Glazed Hog Mask
  • Applewood BBQ Bull Rods and Testicles
  • Kidney and Spleen Ragout
  • Pickled Eyeballs
  • Slow Roasted Elk with Rosemary New Potatoes
  • Ostrich Coq Au Vin
  • Herb Roasted Kangaroo with Mango Relish
  • Caramelized Yak with Braised Red Cabbage
  • Chipotle Glazed Bison
  • Whole Roasted Alligator and Gator Chili
  • Turtle Cakes with Caper Remoulade
  • Python Patties with Nueske’s Bacon
  • Mustard Thyme Rubbed Rabbit
  • Rice Wine Pickled Duck Tongue
  • Crispy Chicken Feet with Garlic Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Rice-Crusted Tile Fish with Passion Fruit Sauce
  • Pan-Seared Grouper with Baby Spinach and Red Pepper Sauce
  • Grilled Octopus Salad with Fennel Slaw
  • Shredded Grilled Octopus in Endive Leaf Boats
  • Chinese Stir-Fried Jelly Fish with Bamboo Shoots and Snow Peas
  • Jellyfish Slivers in White Soy Marinade
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Infused with Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey and Citrus


  • Pineapple towers with scorpion, pea pods, strawberry slices, melon balls and green grapes
  • Sweet cherry peppers, cucumber flowerets and cherry tomatoes filled with assorted creamed fillings: durian paste, herbed and spiced cream cheeses, and garnished with crickets, mealworms and scorpions
  • Two varieties of seaweed with mild spices and olive oil
  • Sautéed and deep-fried earthworms
  • Orchids (edible) with a honey-sweetened creamed dipping sauce
  • Chon and Kopi Luwak coffees, made from coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of small mammals


  • Strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate with housefly larvae and pupae sprinkles (maggots)
  • Cheesecake popsicles topped with mealworms and crickets
  • Strawberry pastry cups filled with maggot sprinkles

To Drink

  • The Explorers Club Martini – a vodka martini rimmed with bourbon smoked sugar and a skewer of olive, onion and pickled eyeball topped with a Tasmanian leatherwood honey-soaked mealworm

Here’s some pictures:

From: A Taste of Exotic Meats at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner

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