Spargelkarte in LA? (Asparagus menu)
At this time of year, restaurants all over Germany hang out a banner announcing their Spargelkarte--the asparagus menu. The arrival of white asparagus is a big deal, and the menu includes mouth-watering white asparagus soup, asparagus salad, an asparagus entree, with potatoes and hollandaise and an optional meat, and sometimes an asparagus dessert (never made that leap myself.)
I know that in the past, Rockenwagner did a spargelkarte, but I haven't seen any signs of such this year. Does anyone here know of a reasonable facsimile in the LA area--a trip to Germany in not in the cards for me and I'm seriously jonesing for my spargelfixe.
Don't know your price point, but Melisse currently has an asparagus menu on it's website. Cheaper than flying to Germany. Barely. ($195)
NYTimes did a piece on this last week.
Dutch white asparagus at Red Medicine is excellent. Had it last week. On the tasting menu but you can order a la carte. Just one dish though.
Had 2 dishes from the Spargelkarte menu this evening. The Asparagus soup which was thin lightly flavored Soup. It was good but served at a molten temp so we didn't end up finishing it until after the mains. Then we had the half pound of white asparagus with potatoes Black Forest ham and hollandaise. I thought it was incredible.