I arrived today and headed straight to the open air market near the Place de la Bastille, one of Paris' biggest and most successful markets. There I was confronted by the products of the season: white asparagus, fresh morille mushrooms, and gariguette strawberries. So I bought a bunch of morilles, some wonderful mixed salad greens, shallots, white asparagus, cheese and bread to make a meal (I also bought half a rotisserie chicken for lunch). I passed on the gariguettes, which I find too mild and boring: I prefer to wait for the sweet "real" ones in June and July.
Dinner was a simple affair:
White asparagus peeled and steamed, served simply with olive oil, fleur de sel and coarsely ground pepper.
|White asparagus, oil, fleur de sel and coarsely ground pepper|
|Puffy morille omelet with mixed green salad|