Monday 29 April 2019

Brotzeit – White Asparagus Celebration [MEDIA INVITE]

Spargel Im Speckmantel - Bacon-wrapped White Asparagus

Winter has passed and Spring is here. Once again Brotzeit presents the classic Bavarian favourites, White Asparagus, also known as Germany’s “White Gold”. As one of the most treasured vegetables, white asparagus sure has a special place on Bavarian’s table.

White Asparagus Celebration at Brotzeit

Brotzeit honour this tradition and curated 7 types of white asparagus dishes, starting from appetizers to desserts.

White Asparagus

Spargelsuppe - White Asparagus Cream Soup ($9). The soup is thick and creamy, almost bisque-like. Each slurp of the soup you can taste the crunchy white asparagus bits, gammon ham followed with a hint of bitterness at the end. It is served with fresh bake brown bread, that proves to be a good companion for the soup.

Spargelsuppe - White Asparagus Cream Soup

Spargel Im Speckmantel - Bacon-wrapped White Asparagus ($9). The white asparagus is wrapped in bacon, giving it a nice salty and crunchy flavour when you bite into it. It is served with pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and wild rocket salad topped with balsamic vinegar. I was surprised by the sweetness of the white asparagus seems to double when it touches the balsamic vinegar. Yummy.

Spargel Im Speckmantel - Bacon-wrapped White Asparagus

Der Spargel-Klassiker - Classic White Asparagus ($28). One of the traditional ways of serving white asparagus in Germany together with parsley potato and hollandaise sauce. I can actually taste the crunchiness of the white asparagus, on top of the rich hollandaise sauce. Overall, this dish is on the mild side. There is an option to serve with brown butter, I think this might spark up this dish more.

Der Spargel-Klassiker - Classic White Asparagus

Another dish that represent the German celebratory spirit for their white asparagus harvest is Spargelplatte – White Asparagus Platter ($79). Consist of 400 grams of white asparagus in hollandaise sauce, served with black forest and gammon ham, smoked salmon, poached eggs and soft parsley potatoes.

Spargelplatte – White Asparagus Platter

The way to eat it is to pour the hollandaise sauce on the white asparagus, add the poached eggs and mash it up. The combination of the oozing egg yolks and hollandaise sauce seems to pump up the richness in this dish. Added to that mixture, the salty umami flavour from the smoked salmon, black forest and gammon ham, the sweetness of the white asparagus truly shines. This is definitely my pick for white asparagus dish here.

Spargelplatte – White Asparagus Platter (after mixing the sauce and eggs)

Spargel Mit Barramundi - White Asparagus with Pan Seared Barramundi ($32). The seafood version of Der Spargel-Klassiker. Nicely pan seared Singapore’s barramundi fillet, resulting in a crispy skin and firm yet flaky flesh. On top of the traditional hollandaise sauce, it also comes with a light flavour herb garlic butter.

Spargel Mit Barramundi - White Asparagus with Pan Seared Barramundi

Spargel Mit Rinderfilet - White Asparagus with Grilled Beef Tenderloin ($39). The meat version of Der Spargel-Klassiker. The beef tenderloin is nicely grilled to medium rare, resulting in a meaty, tender and succulent steak that is nice to chew. This dish also served with strong flavour herb garlic butter, which is suitable for the steak instead of fish. I actually like this version of herb garlic butter as it also goes well with the white asparagus.

Spargel Mit Rinderfilet - White Asparagus with Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Spargel Mit Rinderfilet - White Asparagus with Grilled Beef Tenderloin [Tasting Portion]

For dessert, Zitronen Käse Creme Mit Spargel - Deconstructed Lemon Cheese Tart ($10). I enjoy the combination of velvety lemon cream cheese mixed with the crumble base. The sourness from the raspberry balance the richness of the cream cheese, while mild bitter wild asparagus texture adds to the texture and flavour. A good ending to the meal.

Zitronen Käse Creme Mit Spargel - Deconstructed Lemon Cheese Tart

White asparagus pairs delightfully with Hügel Weisser Burgunder (Wittmann Pinot Blanc). With every white asparagus dish ordered, diners can enjoy a glass for $10 (usual price $14; $58 for a bottle). Or you can still have it with the craft beer available in Brotzeit.

Hügel Weisser Burgunder (Wittmann Pinot Blanc)

Overall, it was definitely a gastronomic white asparagus delight to savour all the 7 types of white asparagus dishes. Luckily, we were given the tasting platter. A gastronomic event that you must savour.

Thank you very much to Weandme team and Brotzeit team for the tasting invitation.

My "400 gram" of White Asparagus

Brotzeit White Asparagus Celebration – From Farm to Table
When: Now till 9 June 2019
Where: All Brotzeit Outlets
For Reservations + White Asparagus PROMO CODE
2. Fill in reservation details and the enter promo code (HENCE) at the end
3. Enjoy $10 off PER RESERVATION with any White Asparagus main dish ordered

Corporate Package Promotions:
White Asparagus Corporate Package
Gather a group of minimum four persons to enjoy their Corporate Package ($38++ per pax for a 2-course meal):
Appetizer: Choice of Spargelsuppe (White Asparagus Cream Soup) or Spargel Im Speckmantel (Bacon-wrapped White Asparagus)
Main: Der Spargel-Klassiker (Classic White Asparagus) with a choice of one side - black forest ham, gammon ham, smoked salmon or poached egg
A complimentary glass of 100 Hügel Weisser Burgunder (Wittmann Pinot Blanc) or 0.5L of beer

Food & Drinks: 7.75/10
Value: 8/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Event)
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50, $51 - $80

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313 Orchard Road
#01-27 Discovery Walk at 313@Somerset
Singapore 238895

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Fri: 11.30 – 01.00
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