With Wilted New Season Asparagus, Floral Petals. This is a sophisticated dish, perfect for a dinner party.


  • 1 kg peeled white asparagus
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 10 spear green asparagus
  • 1 garlic clove (per person)
  • 4 finely chopped shallots (per person)
  • pinch of salt
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 ml cream
  • olive oil
  • 300 ml whipped cream
  • 3 gelatin leaves (per person)
  • 10 ml truffle oil


  1. Finely chop the asparagus after peeling. In a saucepan sweat the asparagus, garlic and shallot gently in the oil until the shallots become translucent. Add the stock and simmer without a lid allowing the liquid to evaporate.
  2. When almost all of the liquid is gone add the cream and reduce to a thick sauce consistency. Now the asparagus should be very soft.
  3. Pour all of this into a blender and run until it has become very smooth and soup like. Pass this liquid through a very fine sieve so as to remove any stringy fibers. Add the truffle oil and check the seasoning
  4. Allow this to cool while soaking the gelatin in cold water, once soft add the gelatin to the asparagus puree.
  5. When the gelatin begins to set, about 20 minutes in the fridge, fold in the whipped cream and store in the fridge until serving.
  6. To prepare the wild asparagus toss in a little olive oil with salt in very hot char grill or frying pan for 30 seconds adding a little lemon juice at the end.
  7. For the green asparagus simply peel and blanch in salted boiling water for 2 minutes and place quickly in ice water.
  8. To present the dish, dress the leaves with a little lemon juice and olive oil, and simply scatter randomly through out the plate.
  9. Do the same to the chargrilled wild asparagus followed by the green asparagus which always needs a little extra lemon juice!
  10. Now spoon the mousse around the plate, remember uneven numbers always looks more appealing, I have no idea why!
  11. Finish by picking some flower petals and scatter on top.