Sauce Loves… Asparagus Season

Sauce Loves Asparagus Season

Spring has finally sprung and it’s just in time for the official start of asparagus season! With such a short season we are determined to enjoy this delicious and versatile ingredient while we can, so we’ve pulled together a list of all our clients that are celebrating the hero vegetable across London.

Roux at Parliament Square

Asparagus at Roux

At Roux at Parliament Square, chef Steve Groves is celebrating glorious springtime produce with a starter of asparagus, morels, wild garlic and Spenwood; a pressed sheep’s-milk cheese which perfectly balances the flavours of the dish. This seasonal offering is available from both tasting, set and à la carte menus, for guests to enjoy in the stylish yet relaxed setting of the beautiful Westminster restaurant. www.rouxatparliamentsquare.co.uk

The Game Bird at The Stafford London

The Game Bird Grilled Green and White Asparagus

As the weather gets warmer, those searching for lighter dining options will be delighted with the Grilled green and white asparagus that can be ordered as a starter or main course from The Game Bird at The Stafford London. Served with a brown butter mayonnaise, gruyere and sourdough croutons, this beautiful dish sings of spring and showcases asparagus in all its glory! Overseen by Culinary Director Ben Tish, The Game Bird is renowned for offering classic, seasonal British dishes executed with great style and served in a relaxed yet elegant setting. www.thestaffordlondon.com/the-game-bird

Frenchie, Covent Garden

Asparagus at Frenchie

With the start of the asparagus season upon us, make sure to stop by Frenchie Covent Garden to experience the beautiful new addition to the spring menu, created by chef-patron Gregory Marchand (nicknamed ‘Frenchie’ by Jamie Oliver). Pair the stunning roques-hautes asparagus, pickled egg yolk and parmesan mousse (finished with a drizzling of olive oil and seasoned with fleur de sel and pepper) with a crisp white wine to begin the asparagus season the right way. www.frenchiecoventgarden.com

LIMA London

Asparagus at LIMA

This week, London’s only Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant, LIMA London, launched its brand new menu, with a selection of affordable, sharing-style dishes using exciting flavours and creative cooking techniques. One such dish on this exciting and vibrant new menu is the £7 Asparagus with Huancaina Sauce, a fresh and colourful dish that champions this seasonal ingredient, grilling it to provide a deeper flavour. www.limalondongroup.com/fitzrovia

Seasonal Ingredients at Angler

Asparagus at Angler Salt Cod, Lincolnshire smoked eel and black Truffle

Michelin-starred Angler Restaurant prides itself on showcasing the most seasonal produce in picture-perfect dishes. This spring, Executive Chef Gary Foulkes includes a delicious starter of Warm salt cod, seaweed, smoked eel, Wye Valley asparagus. This is the perfect way for foodies to celebrate the start of asparagus season with delicious and sustainable delights. www.anglerrestaurant.com

Rocket Food

Asparagus at Rocket Food Soft quail egg, Thai asparagus, hollandaise and celery salt

Rocket Food, London’s leading luxury catering company, has a clear ambition: to bring a restaurant feel to events by developing seasonally led menus. This St. George’s Day marks the start of asparagus season and Rocket Food is delighted to introduce the vegetable in a variety of its dishes using asparagus sourced from the UK and beyond. Rocket Food is on the cutting edge of food trends, transforming the humble asparagus into the perfect canapé like in this soft quail egg served with Thai asparagus, covered in hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with celery salt. Rocket Food co-founders, brother and sister duo, Michael Symonds and Caroline Hall (née Symonds) grew up in a food-obsessed family in Herefordshire, and so they’re also proud to serve the finest hand harvested asparagus from local supplier Wye Valley, who are known to produce some of the earliest, and the best, produce in the UK. www.rocketfood.com

Blanchette Soho

Asparagus at Blanchette

The talented Chef Director Tam Storrar has added some sprightly spring flavours to his much-loved a la carte at Blanchette Soho, the Parisian bistro from brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik. In celebration of the beginning of asparagus season in particular, the menu includes Corn-fed chicken breast with grilled asparagus and morels. Guests can enjoy this French take on seasonal ingredients for £13.95. www.blanchettesoho.co.uk 

Mindful Chef

Asparagus at Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef, the UK’s #1 rated healthy recipe box delivery service, embraces using seasonal produce. The name Mindful Chef embodies all that the brand aspires to be: mindful of the suppliers it chooses and mindful of the healthy ingredients it uses.  As this Monday is the start of asparagus season, Mindful Chef will introduce asparagus in their 12 weekly recipe options. The seasonal vegetable adds a crisp texture to salads, delicious flavour alongside seafood and health benefits such as detoxifying properties. Each imaginative recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, made using locally sourced, fresh produce and made in under 30 minutes. Prices start from £7 per portion for one person, £5 per portion for two people and £4.50 per portion for four people. www.mindfulchef.com