It’s THE produce all Germans are waiting for each spring – this year the season started a lot earlier than usual, the short weeks of white-root-fun are treasured in many households. And I also tend to order asparagus every time I see it on a menu – I prefer the white queen classic style, with boiled potatoes and either brown butter or sauce hollandaise, nothing more. But fresh herbs are much appreciated.
The question remains – where to have the best asparagus in this city? Many might suggest eating it outside of the city, traveling to one of the many Spargeldörfer surrounding Berlin, the most famous one being Beelitz. Other’s recommend visiting the city’s high class restaurants, some seasons ago I had a delicious plate at Borchardt’s, for example.
Pictured above is a lunch I enjoyed at Jolesch in Kreuzberg, a really nice Austrian restaurant – while the asparagus itself was good, just not great, I enjoyed the wild herbs on top of it a lot. Even better was the classic German asperge dish I was served at 3 Minutes Sur Mer, my favorite French bistro on Torstraße. Surprised? Me too, but then this bistro’s food is outstanding throughout, that they’re exceeding in asparagus is not that surprising. (Of course, once again they made us ask for a vegetarian main dish instead of putting it on the menu. A bit annoying, but let them have their French blasé.)
I want to know, where do you go for Spargel?