The White Asparagus
This May and June, The White Asparagus invites you to an exploration of the diverse cuisine of Germany in their newest residency at Islington’s favourite gastro-hub, the Cuckoo N1.
Led by Head Chef Sebastian Delamothe, The White Asparagus celebrates the short but starring role of its eponymous ingredient in Germany’s rich and subtle cuisine. For just a few weeks every spring, Delamothe’s second-generation, family-owned farm ‘Neu Wendorf’ in Mecklenburg Vorpommern floods the region with this refined cousin to our own native green breed.
The White Asparagus’ residency is perfectly timed to correspond with this season and Delamothe’s menu demonstrates a reverence for the freshest ingredients. The starring ingredient, Delamothe’s white asparagus, will arrive on guest’s tables couriered directly from the farm. The menu, which ranges from small to large plates, will include Neu Wendorf Pate, with homemade pickles; Pan fried Stonebass with curry butter; morel and mushroom ragout and onglet with nettle sauce. House specials will include Grandma Inge’s White Asparagus Soup; Bratkartoffeln [buttery potatoes fried with onions], as well as Delamothe’s take on the classic, White Asparagus with Hollandaise.
After three years traversing the world in superyacht kitchens and Michelin starred establishments such as La Vie [3*], Sebastian Delamothe has now returned to London with both feet and much imagination planted firmly on dry land. Delamothe’s fascination with foraged ingredients, many locally picked on London’s own Hampstead Heath, comes hand in hand with a passion for pickling and preserving; expect to see elements of these in daily changing specials. With 8 sold out Supper Clubs already in 2017, Delamothe highly anticipated The White Asparagus residency will not disappoint.