Rattlesnake Sausage

Rattlesnake sausage, wild boar belly sliders, gator bites and mini elk kabobs are among the delicious offerings guests can sample during the “Taste of the Wild” culinary event at SteelStacks June 2, 6-8 p.m. Tickets for the event, which also provides unique opportunities for guests to meet the education animals and staff of Wildlands Conservancy, are $38 for ArtsQuest Members and $40 for the public; they are on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

Gator Bites

At Taste of the Wild, attendees enjoy a variety of game and fish inspired hors d’oeuvres crafted especially for the event by ArtsQuest Center Executive Chef Michael Hoffman, while getting up close and personal with birds of prey like an owl or hawk, reptiles and mammals from the Emmaus-based Wildlands Conservancy. Wildlands Conservancy educational staff will also be on hand to share information on the animals, their habitat and conservation success stories. The evening also includes a cash bar, as well as the sounds of the Steve Kimock Band performing live on the Levitt Pavilion stage at 7:30 p.m.

The Taste of the Wild menu includes:

Rattlesnake Sausage with Peppers and Onions on a Pub Roll
Mini Elk Kabobs with Red Onion and Cherry Tomato and Bell Pepper
Pomegranate Glazed Wild Boar Belly Sliders with Napa Slaw
Gator Bites with a Cajun Aioli
Crusted Walleye and Steak Fries
Mozzarella Stackers
Rustic S’mores

Proceeds from Taste of the Wild, presented in partnership with the Wildlands Conservancy, go to support Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley, the free community festival taking place at SteelStacks June 3-4. Now in its third year, Step Outdoors is filled with dynamic presentations and hands-on activities designed to introduce children and their families to the wonders of the world around them.

Activities include archery, biking, birding, fishing, visual arts, wildlife presentations and more. This year, guests will enjoy activities and presentations by more than 25 different organizations focusing on conservation, wildlife and outdoor recreation. For more information on Taste of the Wild and Step Outdoors, please visit www.steelstacks.org.