What to Eat and Drink During White Asparagus Season
As Italian white asparagus comes into season this April, the FCC is flying in a special consignment to celebrate these sought-after spears. Grown underground, white asparagus is prized for its delicate, slightly sweet flavour and tender texture.
Come see what all the fuss is about: The FCC is hosting a mix of a la carte, set and vegetarian Seasonal Italian White Asparagus menus from 12 to 23 April, with a special White Asparagus Theme Dinner on 20 April. Available from 12 to 23 April for dine-in and takeaway. Reservations recommended.
What Pairs With White Asparagus?
FCC wine guru Michael Chan shares three tempting suggestions.
Prinz von Hessen Riesling Trocken Hessenstein 2018
“Dry German riesling makes a great pairing because its freshness contrasts the mellower notes of white asparagus. This delicate and dazzling riesling, in particular, is a shining example of crispness and elegance.”
Canaletto Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2019
“Since big, oaky chardonnays and tannic reds will overpower white asparagus, try this light-bodied, delicate pinot grigio. Balanced and refreshing, it has a lovely floral aroma, fresh fruit on the palate and a rush of citrus acidity.”
Paua Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
“Light and floral, this sauvignon blanc complements the mild flavour of white asparagus while its acidity provides balance. Expect a bright nose, gooseberry and passion fruit flavours, and a hint of melon and citrus.”