Spring on the menu
The first daffodils put their spots of sunshine in the gardens, the day is gaining ground over the night and the swallows are back: yes, that’s it, spring is coming. Great news for everyone and especially for cooks.
Charlotte Bringant loves this change of season and its procession of new products that she welcomes with enthusiasm on the Allard menu.
The queen of the season is asparagus. The reputation of the white variety, Landes asparagus, is well established. Grown on the sandy soils of Gascony, in the mild Atlantic climate, its flavour and texture are absolutely unique. Charlotte offers a plain version, as a starter. And then there is the green asparagus, with a wilder personality and a more pronounced taste. This one, Charlotte mixes it with mushrooms or associates it in a more surprising way with sweetbread.
But this beginning of spring has many other gourmet pleasures in store. For example, the first poivrade artichokes, so tender and fragrant, which go wonderfully well with cod. Or even the first wild garlic (the season is short, you have to take advantage of it!) which accompanies the saddle of lamb (another emblematic product of the season). To celebrate the arrival of the first strawberries, Charlotte dares to combine it with foie gras: they bring a very welcome note of freshness. These strawberries, with another seasonal product, rhubarb, also accompany a delicious fermented yogurt ice cream.
Yes, definitely, spring is coming and the Allard menu pays a magnificent tribute to it. Another excellent reason to book your table very right now!Check the menu