This spring, Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel’s Pool Grill has launched “All About White Asparagus” menu. One will surely ask this golden question- what is the difference between white and green asparagus? White asparagus is grown underground, away from light hence the vegetable does not produce chlorophyll. Considered to be a delicacy, white asparagus has a milder flavour and are more tender compared to green asparagus.
Buttered White Asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise sauce S$20.00++
Perched atop a row of neatly arranged white asparagus, the perfectly poached egg reveals a river of golden yolk that flows and coats the savoury butter vegetable. Simple combination of ingredients, yet, so delectable!
White Asparagus Soup with seared scallop and avruga caviar as topping S$26.00++
Oh, what a lovely soup! This luxe creation, a crowd pleaser that night, charmed with light yet hearty flavours. I especially enjoyed the seared scallop and luxurious caviar.
Grilled white asparagus salad with figs and arugula S$22.00++
For a refreshing start to the meal, the white asparagus and arugula salad, enhanced with sweetness from a fig, will be ideal.
Pan-fried sea bass with white asparagus, clams, mussel chowder S$36.00+
In this dish, the skilfully pan-fried, crispy sea bass sits in a pool of rich mussel chowder, accentuated with white asparagus and clams. Seafood lovers should not miss this.
Lobster Ravioli, langoustine, white asparagus and squid ink sauce S$48.00++
Lobster and white asparagus, doesn’t this sound heavenly? Executive Chef Matthew Van Der Zwan combines handmade lobster ravioli, succulent langoustine, white asparagus, and completes the dish with squirts of squid ink sauce. Exquisite!
Gratinated Beef Tenderloin buttered white asparagus; porcini crust and truffle sauce S$72.00++
Carnivores should not miss the juicy porcini-crusted beef tenderloin, harmoniously accompanied with white asparagus and truffle sauce.
There’s always space for sweett endings! We had Strawberry Romanoff, which was a tangy dessert with hints of alcohol, meringue and vanilla ice cream. A light dessert perfect for the current sweltering weather.
“All About White Asparagus” is available till 31st May 2016, during both lunch and dinner. For dining reservations, please call 6831 4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this artisanal produce and excellent dishes!
Much love to Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel for the invite
Content in this blog post is written and photographed by Hazel (Hazel Diary). Edited by Madame Chewy.