The snow that fell in January and he harsh frosts of February have delayed the harvest. This morning Nik Tinney from Saffron in Truro came in to tell us about why his asparagus menu is so late this year. And he bought us some dishes to try.....
This is a Cornish Asparagus salad with Cornish Feta, Rocket, Tomato and Mint Dressing. It was delicious. Mint and asparagus and my new favourite combination.
This bowl has Chybucca Goats Cheese Fondue with Steamed Asparagus. I didn't try this but it went down a storm.
These were the outstanding. Crispy fingers of Asparagus fritters with wild garlic mayonnaise. I spent a long time licking my fingers.
The asparagus menu is on now at Saffron in Truro....here's a few of the other non asparagus highlights...
Saffron, Leek and Fowey Mussel Soup with Wild Garlic Bread Stick
Pan friend New Season Lamb Sweetbreads with Sea Beet and Salsa Verdi
Kernow Sashimi Spider Crab Sandwich with Citrus Fruit Salsa
Tregothnan Tea Creme Brulee with Lemon Finger Biscuits
Hedgerow Pate of Primrose Jelly, Gorse Ice Cream, Alexanders and Fennel Square