Wine and Asparagus - A Treat for the Senses

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Germany´s elegant white wines harmonise perfectly with the delicate aroma of white asparagus. The aromas of the wine bring out the fresh flavours of the asparagus and also complement them on the palate.

Lightly poached asparagus with sauce goes well with a delicate Silvaner, Weissburgunder or Gutedel (Chasselas). If cooked with herbs such as tarragon or parsley, Grauburgunder will be ideal to balance the flavours of asparagus and herbs. Riesling, especially the off-dry style is also a perfect companion of asparagus. The zesty acidity of Riesling also helps lighten oily fish including pan-fried salmon, char or trout when served with asparagus. For a strong flavour dishes, a Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) will be just about perfect …. the pairings are endless!

The fragrances of asparagus and aromatic wine blend into a feast for the senses. Check out these retaurants that will be offering special German white asparagus and wine menus.  

Hong Kong:
Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, Cordis Hong Kong, Mongkok: 4-course Asparagus x wine set dinner, Wine by the glass
Brasserie on the Eighth, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: Asparagus x wine pairing dish in May and June
Duddell’s, Central: Chef Jacky Wu tailor-made Asparagus wine pairing  menu, Wine of the month

Dynasty 滿福樓, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass paired with Seasonal Asparagus dishes. 
Golden Leaf 金葉庭, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: Asparagus x wine pairing dish in May and June
Ming Court 明閣, Cordis Hong Kong, Mongkok: 5-course Asparagus x wine degustation menu, Wine of the glass

Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass with poach asparagus main course. German Wine Queen dinner on 7th June
Namo Avant Thai, Tsimshatsui East: 4-course Asparagus x wine pairing menu, Wine of the month (20th May to 30th June)

Sueno, Wanchai: Special Asparagus menu with pairing Geman wine, Wine of the month

Macau:
MGM Cotai (Aji, Coast, Grill 58. Janice Wong MGM): Asparagus-German wine pairing dish, Wine of the month. German Wine Queen dinner on 1st June.    
MGM Macau (Aux Beaux Arts): Seasonal Asparagus menu with wine, Wine of the month