Ramps welcome spring

The arrival of ramps—also known as wild leeks—is one of the first culinary pleasures of Spring. Foragers are currently supplying chefs and farmers markets with these fresh, green members of the spring onion family. Here are some places where ramps are sprouting up on the menu.

Los Angeles, CA
Seared Scallops, Raspberry Coulis, Pea and Ramp Butter; $10

Brasserie 8 1/2
New York, NY
Ramp Crusted Diver Scallop with BBQ Pork Belly, cauliflower, quail eggs; $32

San Francisco, CA
Rotelli, Ramp Pesto, Fingerlings and Pine Nuts; $15

Boston, MA
Local Pulled Pork Slider, Coleslaw and Pickled Spring Onions; $7

Perennial Virant
Chicago, IL
Laughing Bird Shrimp, Grit cake, ramp sauerkraut, spicy tomato, egg sunnyside up; $13

New York, NY
Ramp Up; Kanon organic vodka Gibson with pickled ramps; $13


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