Maine’s first edible insect dinner to be held Monday

Chlóe DuboisLewiston company will provide the creepy-crawley ingredients for the event at Bao Bao in Portland


This story might bug you, but in this case it’s supposed to and we don’t care: Maine’s first ever edible insect lunch and dinner will be held Monday at Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland.

Chefs Zach Pratt and Keshia Thanephonesy, co-founders of Boba, an Asian fusion restaurant in Lewiston, will prepare a la carte dishes using edible insects as ingredients from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Bao Bao is located at 133 Spring St. No reservations are necessary.

The insects are being supplied by Entosense, an online company that sells everything from spicy grasshoppers to crunchy scorpions. The company’s offices and insect farm are located in the Hill Mill in Lewiston.

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