Upstairs at Touché and The Parisian Room

An Asparagus Wine Dinner

With Farmer Steve Smith Friday, May 22, 2020 • 6:30 pm

We love farmers with passion! For twenty years our good friend Steve Smith has been growing Asparagus in LaGrange, Ohio. It took him some time to fine-tune his skill at growing outstanding asparagus in Northeast Ohio but his perseverance paid off and for the past five years he has supplied us with remarkable asparagus. We thought it might be interesting to host a dinner with Steve featuring his asparagus steamed, pan-sautéed, roasted, grilled, fried and purréed in five-course dinner featuring fabulous white wines from around the world.

Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a herbaceous perennial plant that is a member of the lily family. The slender spears with their pointed, scaled tips that are eaten are actually the young shoots of the plant. If left to grow, these become a giant, feathery fernlike plant that dies back in the fall.

Asparagus plants grow throughout the world. The biggest producers are China, Peru, Germany, and the U.S. They thrive in temperate climates where the ground freezes. The spring thaw and warming temperatures prompt the spears to emerge from the ground. These are harvested once they reach 6-8 inches tall and the thickest spears are a half- inch thick. They start out thin, get thicker as the season progresses, then taper off again; harvest stops when the spears grow only to the thickness of a pencil.

Asparagus, Jamón Ibérico, Manchego Cheese

Steamed asparagus wrapped in Ibérico ham, herb vinaigrette and shaved 12-month-aged Manchego cheese.

Grüner Veltliner “Am Berg”, Weingut Ott, Wagram, Austria, 2018

Cream of Asparagus Cappuccino, Montrachet Goat Cheese Espuma

Cream of asparagus soup topped with goat cheese foam.

Sancerre, Pascal Jolivet, Loire Valley, France, 2017

Tempura Asparagus, Aïoli Sauce

Tempura battered asparagus spears, drizzled with garlic Aïoli sauce.

Chablis “Vaudon”, Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France, 2016

Asparagus & Pancetta Bacon Quiche, Traditional Hollandaise Sauce

A flaky pie crust, filled with a savory custard with asparagus and pancetta bacon, eggs, cream, shallots and Gruyère cheese finished with a Hollandaise sauce.

Pinot Blanc, Albert Mann, Alsace, France, 2016

Veal Oscar, Béarnaise sauce

Sautéed breaded medallion of Provimi veal tenderloin topped with steamed asparagus, Maine Peekytoe crab and Bearnaise sauce.

Estate Riesling “Trocken”, Dönnhoff, Nahe, Germany, 2018

Asparagus Panna Cotta, Strawberry Rhubarb Chutney

Sweeten Cream flavored with asparagus, topped with seasonal strawberry rhubarb chutney.

Muscat de Alexandria “No1 Selección Especial”, J . Ordóñez, Málaga, Spain, 2016

$90 per person


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Tiki Night Thursday

Featuring An Assortment of Hand-Crafted Tiki Drinks

Tiki cocktails are a ton of fun and just one part of the larger Tiki scene. It may be a little more underground than it was in its heyday of the 1940’s and 50’s, yet it’s still alive and well. What makes a great Tiki Cocktail? A few items: Rum and lots of It, Tropical Fruits & Juices, layers of flavor with spice notes.
Join us every Thursday at Touché for $8 Tiki Drinks

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Featuring an Assortment of Hand-Crafted Martinis

A well made Martini is the perfect start to a great weekend. Join us every Friday at Touché for a fine assortment of $8 Martinis.

Sangria Sundays

Refreshing Red, White or Rosé with fresh fruit $8

Featuring an assortment of Sangria made with your choice with Red, White or Rosé wine, fresh juice, mixed fruit and a few secret elixirs.

Chez Cigar Club

Dear Cigar Club Member,

Our annual “Smoker” will take place Monday, May 20, 2019. Please contact us if you are interested in joining. This is always a great excuse to get together with friends or business acquaintances to smoke great cigars, sip fine whiskey, dine on delicious cuisine, and discuss the upcoming sports year in Ohio.

This is a private party for Chez Cigar Club members only. If you are interested in attending this event, or becoming a member, please call us at 440-967-0630.