LEICESTER’S National Space Centre is launching a five-course dining experience, which is inspired by iconic moments in space.
Working with the best local suppliers, the award-winning attraction’s in-house chefs have created a five-course tasting menu for visitors to enjoy in the heart of the museum.
Menu items have been inspired by some iconic moments in space dining history.
They include a soup course, which is inspired by the soup enjoyed by Michael Collins on Apollo 11- a dish he ate in total isolation, as he orbited the Moon, alone whilst Neil and Buzz explored the lunar surface.
The menu’s starter course is based on the ‘million dollar kimchi’ that was created for Ko San, the first Korean astronaut aboard the International Space Station, and Canapes are inspired by humankind’s first meal on the Moon; bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee.
“Food is really important to Astronauts,” said Malika Andress, spokesperson for the National Space Centre.
“It obviously sustains them and helps their bodies in the rigor of space, but it also is that moment of sharing memories of home, introducing a multi-national crew to their countries cuisine, and something that they can look forward to after a long day of performing a gruelling list of tasks set for them by ground control teams.
“I am really proud of the stunning menu our teams have created, which focuses on space stories, but also supports local producers, seasonality and sustainability.”
Only 100 tickets are available for the event, which takes place on March 19, so guests will get an opportunity to explore after dark with very few people in the galleries and exhibitions.
To find out more or to book a place, visit: https://spacecentre.co.uk/