Local restaurants, featuring locally grown asparagus, will be showcased during the Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out, taking place April 1-14. Restaurants will be serving locally grown asparagus in a variety of dishes, celebrating our most famous spear while gearing up for the Stockton Asparagus Festival (April 26-28, 2013). Over 20 restaurants are expected to participate.
“The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out was created by the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau, following the successful autumn-time Stockton Restaurant Week, to showcase locally grown asparagus and its use in local cuisine!” noted Wes Rhea, CEO of the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau, “The trend of focusing on local cuisine that utilizes locally grown and sourced ingredients is growing nationwide. The Dine Out is here to remind locals of the rich bounty of locally grown asparagus available fresh, only during this time of year. Look for our famous locally grown spear, which will be featured in appetizers, entrées, desserts and drinks throughout participating Stockton restaurants!”
Past years featured dishes have included: Asparagus Pasta, Asparagus and Baby Clam Linguini, Asparagus Pizza, Asparagus Ravioli, Deep Fried Asparagus, Asparagus Risotto, Asparagus Sauté, Asparagus Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus Enchiladas, Grilled Asparagus, Asparagus Parmesano, Asparagus & Beef Short Ribs, Tempura Asparagus Roll, Asparagus Crepes, Asparagus Soup/Chowder, Asparagus Quiche, and Asparagus Margaritas.
Participating Restaurants as of 3/8/13: Angelina’s, AVE on the Mile, Bud’s Seafood Grille, Casa Flores-Marina Center, Centrale Kitchen & Bar, Ciao Bella, Commercial Exchange Club, Delta Restaurant at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, DeVega Brothers, Masa Contemporary Japanese Lounge, Mezzo, Midtown Creperie & Café, Misaki Sushi & Bar, Orchard Grill at the Hilton, Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar, Seoul Soon Dubu, Stockton Joe’s and Valley Brewing Company.
Explore the restaurants and their menus at dineoutstockton.com!