”Sparrisfestivalen” (festival for asparagus) is a yearly event celebrated at participating restaurants from May to the beginning of June. It is now celebrated for the 16th year in a row all over the country. The festival focus on the quality of the asparaguses and the suiting wine. This time of the year the asparagus tastes the best. The asparagus is imported from the cooperative OGA-Bruchsal in the south of German. The climate and cultivating methods give the asparagus special and unique taste.
The participating restaurants get to import these crops together with matching wines from the same district. One of this year’s participating restaurants is Man in the Moon, located at Tegnérgatan 2 in Vasastan. Man in the Moon is a gastropub serving mainly classic Swedish dishes. One main focus is the beer and they have more than 650 different beers to offer!
They have created a special menu for the event, focusing on the asparagus. On the menu you find for example poached egg, salmon with wasabi hollandaise and a creamy soup served with scampi. On the wine menu you find matching wines imported just for the event.
In the picture you see white asparagus and blackened salmon served with wasabi hollandaise. This combination of tastes was really good!
This asparagus is said to be “the Rolls Royce of asparagus” – not the average water-tastingones. I am no expert on asparagus but this was indeed something special.
Check out sparrisfestivalen.nu for more info.