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Deutsche Spargelzeit – German White Asparagus Season : Get the Real Deal in San Francisco!


‘Unfamous’ in CAlifornia,  white asparagus has celebrity status in Germany.

Traditionally, “Spargelzeit”, the white asparagus season, starts in Germany around mid-April and lasts until June 24th. But this year, because of the harsh winter, the harvesting time has been moved out to almost the end of April. It was just too cold for the asparagus to grow and the only available one until recently arrived usually from other European countries with warmer climates.

But now it’s finally here! Germany’s Spargel season has officially started and with great anticipation connoisseurs are looking forward to tasting the new season’s  “royal vegetable”.

A Spargel Dinner – the traditional German way in San Francisco

During the season the vegetable also referred to as “edible ivory” or “white gold” is prominently featured on menus everywhere. In order to bring this tradition a little bit closer to everyone in California, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (AHK) will import fresh white asparagus from Germany to San Francisco!

100 kg of fresh harvested Spargel will be imported directly from  the “Spargelhof Schulze” in Rheinland -Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) straight to the plates and palates of the German American community in San Francisco.

Spargel Dinner AHK San FranciscoThe second annual White Asparagus Gala Dinner will take place in San Francisco on May 10th, 2013 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins on San Francisco’s Nob Hill. Tickets will include a Champagne Reception, 3-course Gala Dinner and beer/wine/soft drinks.

Get ready for an original Spargel Dinner, the traditional German way!

Tickets are available here  –AHK Spargel Signatur RSVP now


Last year’s Spargel Feast by the German American Chamber of Commerce in NY city. Video by RTL in Germany: