The cocktail hour at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel featured exotic menu options, including alligator meat.
Goat testicles were available for intrepid eaters at the event, held on Saturday March 15, 2014.
The adventurous hors d'oeuvres have become a staple of the glitzy gala, where astronauts and archaeologists rub shoulders with oceanographers and nature photographers. Shown here, a chef serves snakehead fish.
Sautéed snake, anyone?
Unconventional Hors d'Oeuvres
Edible critters on display during the cocktail hour.
Meet Your Meat
Alligator was among the more striking dishes served at the Explorers Club Annual Gala.
If you can get past the pungent smell, the Southeast Asian fruit known as durian has a pleasantly sweet taste.
Carving the Bird
Ostrich meat, which looks and tastes like beef, was served to guests at the black-tie affair.
When Life Gives You Lionfish…
Lionfish, an invasive species in western Atlantic and the Caribbean, can be turned into meals — that is, once their toxic spines are removed.
On a carving board, chefs cut slices of muskrat meat.