Soon after I arrived to Leipzig I began to notice something mysterious popping up in the markets and the locals going absolutely crazy over it. Spargel! Everywhere I would look – Spargel!
What is it? You’ve probably seen it before. It’s the thick white asparagus that you find in the supermarkets in America and think to yourself, “who buys this overpriced specialty vegetable?” Answer: the Germans.
Mounded as high as you can see, spargel is everywhere:
I decided I had to give this local delicacy a try, so I found a restaurant that was offering a whole spargel feature menu! I didn’t even have to look hard; just about every restaurant in town has something similar.
For far too much money, here’s what I got:
The spargel really did take center stage. My review: it tasted like overpriced asparagus, but at least it was fresh, local, and slathered in butter! (Not pictured: the butter filled gravy boat) Mmmmmm!
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