April 4, 2019
Asparagus season is coming up
Let's pay a homage to asparagus
This is an ode to asparagus. The season of this vegetable just started and runs til the end of June. Enough time to enjoy white and green asparagus as much as possible. Not many vegetables are as healthy and versatile as asparagus. Asparagus is low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.
Asparagus can be served as a side but it can also take the main part of the dish. The possibilities of cooking asparagus are endless. The Italians love it in their risotto, the Germans love it with sausages or schnitzel served with sauce hollandaise and you can also find asparagus in sushi.
How to prepare asparagus
In case you never cooked asparagus there are three easy cooking techniques you can also master at home. You can cook asparagus in water, you can wrap it in aluminum foil and put it in the oven or you can grill it – depends on what flavor profile you prefer.
A good tip to detect if the asparagus is really fresh – just rub two pieces together and then you should hear a noise. Only then the asparagus has enough humidity inside.
So let’s kick off the season together. We have created a list with restaurants that serve some of our favorite asparagus dishes:
Noble Rot in London is serving white asparagus with toasted almonds and hollandaise sauce.
Alain Passard, the three star Michelin chef, is serving white asparagus carpaccio in his restaurant L’arpege in Paris.
Kurt Gutenbrunner, one of our favorite Austrian in New York City, is serving white asparagus with sorrel and lime hollandaise in his restaurant Wallse in New York City.
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Weinsinn in Frankfurt is serving the green asparagus with thai flavors , citrus and miso hollandaise.
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Gru?ner Spargel, Thai-Aromen, Zitrus und Miso-Hollandaise ……………………………………………………………………………. Ambitioniert und vielversprechend: Seit Juni kocht Julian Stowasser im 'Weinsinn' im Frankfurter Bahnhofsviertel. Von seinen angenehm reduzierten Kreationen im lässigen Ambiente des Restaurants wird man sicherlich schon bald einiges hören…
Lyle’s in London has sourced their white asparagus from the Angers area, via Terroir D’Avenir. It is On the lunch menu with mead butter & almonds.
In case you feel inspired save the restaurants to travelloc and always have them at hand.
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