The glorious, fleeting, and quintessential vegetables that easily evoke the feeling of spring are finally here. We are squeezing them into every menu we can find to beautifully showcase their distinct flavors. One that always comes to mind is the artichoke. Sometimes they can seem intimidating, even unapproachable, but they will always be delicious. We urge you to take the plunge and order them next time you see them on a menu. To help you out, we’ve broken down exactly how to enjoy this veggie at its most pure – when it’s steamed.
The elusive artichoke is back in season and is ready to be steamed, roasted, grilled, and every other which way you can possibly imagine. Here are a few dishes that are ready to be ordered at your favorite Lettuce Entertain You restaurants.
Steamed Artichoke with shaved vegetables and lemon-dijon vinaigrette at Mon Ami Gabi, which will be hitting their new spring menu this month. For a home-cook friendly recipe for this dish, click here.
Seared Artichokes with lemon, herbs, and a farm egg at Osteria Via Stato off their new spring menu, which is coming soon.
Roman-Style Artichokes with Lemon Aioli at RPM Italian in Chicago and Washington D.C.
Roasted Artichoke with parmesan breadcrumbs, lemon, and olive oil at il Porcellino.