The first cropping of what we think is the tastiest and most delicious asparagus ever, Purple Passion.
The stems may seem short after cleaning but the shoots have been cut very young and all they have lost is the soil covered half inch where they were cut-off under the ground. In fact most of these stems were still under the ground the night before. We still love any asparagus but this is simply the best. No argument at all.
So here we are, the first night of purple passion in the new asparagus season and it's something to be savoured and enjoyed.
The white wine is chilling so we are just about ready to go. Marvellous.