Spring, the season for a precious vegetable: White Asparagus
Are you craving white asparagus? While you might be able to find the ‘white gold’ as it is often referred to at different times of the year, the real season for this ‘royal vegetable’ is spring, and Germany is getting ready for its traditional ‘Spargelzeit’ (Asparagus season).
Germans love their ‘Spargelzeit’ and restaurants all over are including the treasured vegetable in their menus in various versions. But nothing tastes as authentic than white asparagus simply served with pure melted butter, small potatoes and thin slices of ham on the side. A glass of white wine tops off a deliciously light dinner.
White Asparagus Gala Dinner in San Francisco
The German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) is staying true to their tradition, and invites Spargel connoisseurs to their annual “White Asparagus Gala Dinner” in San Francisco, California. As in previous years, fresh white asparagus will again be imported directly from Germany to delight the palates of Spargel aficionados. If you’d like to join, tickets are still available on the GACC West Website. The event will take place on May 9th, 2014 at 6pm at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.
Source: Originally published on CaliforniaGermans.com
Photo: Muy Yum via flickr