Foodie Friday: Grilled Asparagus, Spring onions, and Bacon Berry Vinaigrette

Spring is in the air and all the wonderful vegetables that come along with it are starting to pop up at local farmer’s markets. It’s time again to pick up some of the various selections that are starting to make appearances. Spring is a great time to love food, and play on the natural flavors and textures without too many heavy spices coming into play. Gathering your friends and family for lunch on a beautiful spring day, in my opinion, is absolute bliss.

This week I wanted to share a grilled Spring Onion and Asparagus dish that I love to prepare this time of year. It has all the things you could ask for in a healthy, spring delicacy. This recipe is meant to be shared, so cutting it in half for a smaller gathering or doubling it for a big party should be no sweat. Enjoy!
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Spring in Paris

Spring was in full blossom and the pungent smell of lilacs and honeysuckle flowers invaded the city parks on my recent trip to Paris. It had been years since I had experienced such gorgeous weather in the city. I also discovered another Spring in Paris, an elegant restaurant tucked away in the tiny rue Bailleul just a few steps away from the Louvre.

Joshua Adler, the wine director at the restaurant and also director of the Spring boutique located just a few steps away in the rue de l’Arbre Sec is Brown Paper Ticket’s first and only (but I believe he won’t hold that title for too long) producer in France. He welcomed me to an incredible wine tasting in Spring’s cellar, a recurring weekly event for which he sells tickets to an English-speaking audience.
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