4 Places to Have White Asparagus
It’s that time of the year again – the exquisite white asparagus is back in season and some restaurants have crafted special seasonal white asparagus menus available for a limited time only. This elusive vegetable is a rare delicacy that chefs all over the world yearn to work with because of its mellow flavour, so if you’ve never tried it, now is a good time.
1. mezza9
Imported directly from Domaine d’Uza in Les Landes, France, these top-grade white asparaguses are used by the chefs of mezza9 to create 8 dishes that feature this exquisite vegetable. If you love your meats, go for the Poached White Asparagus with Sous Vide Grass-Fed Black Angus Tenderloin ($74++, pictured), so you can have the best of both worlds. For people with sweet tooth, the White Chocolate and Asparagus Ice Cream with Strawberries ($18++), is a unique creation. When: 25 May to 30 June 2015 mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road Mezzanine Level, Singapore 228211
2. Pete’s Place
Pete's Place
Over at Pete’s Place, diner can look forward to three exciting dishes that feature the rare vegetable. The Parma Ham-Wrapped White Asparagus Risotto with Sauteed Sustainable Black Tiger Prawns ($36++, pictured) is skilfully prepared by Chef Andrea, giving his own spin on classic Italian dishes. When: 25 May to 30 June 2015 Pete’s Place, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road Basement Level, Singapore 228211
3. Gordon Grill
Gordon Grill
For a limited time only, Executive Chef Gan Swee Lai of Gordon Grill has put together a menu of white asparagus dishes for you to enjoy. This ranges from White Asparagus Panna Cotta, Smoked Quail Egg, Langoustine and Caviar ($48++) to Organic Hen Egg Confit, White Asparagus Velouté, Morel Mushrooms and Ibérico Chorizo Crumbs ($40++, pictured). If you want to have this delectable delicacy done the simple way – blanched or sautéed, Gordon Grill serves in with Hollandaise or Brown Butter ($52++/half dozen, $92++/a dozen). When: Entire month of May 2015 Gordon Grill, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
4. Senso Ristorante & Bar
Spring time calls for the freshest of vegetables and Senso has crafted a special menu that highlights this little treasure. Enjoy appetizers and entrees that incorporates the mellow yet unqiue flavour of the white asparagus here. Try the premium Australian grain-fed Beef Tenderloin 'Rossini' with White & Green Asparagus, Senso Mashed Potatoes and Black Truffle Brown Sauce ($46, pictured) or the Pan-seared Cod Fillet with White Asparagus ($43) if you prefer fish. Senso Ristorante & Bar, 21 Club St, Singapore 069410 See Also: Check out eateries near you Explore more buffets at these fine dining restaurants
Written by Cheryl Chong
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