Locally grown asparagus will be showcased at participating restaurants throughout Stockton during the 5th Annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out (GSADO), taking place April 5-20, 2014. 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 25-27, 2014). Over 25 restaurants are expected to participate.
“The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out was created by Visit Stockton, following the success of Stockton Restaurant Week, to showcase locally grown asparagus and its use in local cuisine!” noted Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, “The trend of focusing on local cuisine that utilizes locally grown and sourced ingredients is growing nationwide. The Dine Out is here to remind Stocktonians of the rich bounty of locally grown asparagus available fresh from the field, 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 restaurants in Stockton!”
Some featured dishes this year: Asparagus Bisque – made by Delta Bistro with the official Asparagus Festival recipe, Asparagus Macarons, AsparaBurger, Asparagus Blossom Roll, Asparagus Ice Cream topped with Candied Bacon, Asparagus Ravioli, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus, Asparagus Portobello Wrap, Asparagus Chicken Godiva, Asparagus Soup, Asparagus Hummus Wrap, Asparagus Chicken Pasta, Asparagus Enchilada, Asparagus Margarita, Asparagus Bloody Mary… and many, many more!
April 5-20, Various restaurants, More info at dineoutstockton.com