In April, the lovers of white asparagus from around the world gather in the town of Bassano del Grappa, the undisputed leader in the cultivation. With the start of the season in the city almost all the dishes are prepared with the addition of asparagus, including dessert. One of the most popular desserts is cheesecake with asparagus in sweet syrup.
According to legend, the appearance of white asparagus is due to the destructive power of hail, which overtook the city in the XV century. The hail destroyed the crops and farmers were forced to collect another Bud of asparagus, covered with earth. However, having tasted white asparagus, they were surprised by its delicate flavor. Since then, in Bassano del Garda began to grow asparagus under the ground, inhibiting the process of photosynthesis.
White asparagus has a delicate sweet taste, it is usually lightly fried and served with eggs or polenta.