It’s Asparagus Time at 80 Thoreau

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The Asparagus Menu at 80 Thoreau is an annual tradition – Carolyn Johnson’s not going to let a shutdown stand in her way. She’ll be paying tribute to the early-spring stalk with a three-course menu showcasing the local crop from Barrett’s Mill and Verrill Farms. The $45 prix fixe will be available until the seasonal supply runs dry so get on it before it gets away. You can place your order for pick-up (or delivery if you’re close to Concord) Monday-Saturday between 4:00 and 7:30 by calling 978.318.0008. You can add some wine to your order while you’re at it; they recommend the Mantlerhof gruner veltliner or the Les Preuses Grand Chablis to go with this notoriously hard to pair veggie, but have a look at the whole wine list here if you want to go another way.

First Course
Grilled Asparagus
Ful medames, speck, parmesan, mint, pistachios

Second Course
Asparagus Vicchyssoise
Toasted almonds, urfa biber

Third Course
Pan Roasted Halibut
Asparagus, fava beans, rice cake, red onion vinaigrette
*Fish may change based on availability

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