If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York City — and you’ll need a tuxedo.

On March 17th the 1904-founded Explorers Club (whose members run the gamut from the late mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary to astronaut Buzz Aldrin to marine biologist Sylvia Earle) will hold its annual black-tie member dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. As tradition dictates, the cocktail hour prior to the main dinner will feature an array of peculiar culinary curiosities ...

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