Asparagus soup at Lark St. Wine Bar and Bistro

Asparagus_soup.jpg

Kevin Everleth's post-holiday deep freeze funk buster.

It's cold. The holidays are over. There's ice and slush everywhere you look. And did we mention it's cold?

So last night we went in search of the antidote to our post-holiday deep freeze funk. And we found it--asparagus soup at the Lark Street Wine Bar and Bistro. Actually, any soup from the Lark Street Wine Bar and Bistro will work, but asparagus with white truffle oil is our favorite.

And here's why.

Duck fat. Yep, duck fat. That's the secret ingredient.

Kevin Everleth, the chef/owner at the WBAB uses the meat jelly from his duck confit as the base for his asparagus soup. Sure, it's named for the vegetable, but that's just because duck fat soup with asparagus doesn't sound quite as appetizing.

The duck fat helps make this soup rich and flavorful without being too thick or heavy. It just hits a sweet spot in your tummy. It's perfect with a big glass of wine on a cold Albany night.

Kevin says soups have always been his thing. "I've just always had a knack for them." We've also tried his cauliflower soup and his seafood chowder and there is no way we're going to argue.

Oh, and heads up-- there's now more room to eat the soup. The WBAB has replaced those tiny narrow tables they inherited last winter with full size tables so you can stretch out and enjoy your soup with friends.

The Bottom Line

It's named after a vegetable, but heads-up vegetarians, it's probably not for you. This yummy asparagus soup gets a lot of its yumminess from duck fat.

Find It

The Lark Street Wine Bar and Bistro
200 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210

Open 7 days
5pm - close
463-2881

Comments

Thank you for the comment on the duck fat, and the head's up to vegetarians. I wish more reviewers would keep us in mind. (And more importantly - I wish all restaurant owners would notice us, and put one protein dish on the menu which we can eat.)

Mmmmmm.

Love the new tables! Now I can order dinner with a friend and we can both eat at the same time. :)

doesnt this place have a web site??

Best venison I've ever had.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Superior Merchandise Co.

Opening in Troy this Saturday is Superior Merchandise Co., a shop that combines a home goods boutique, a coffee bar, and a florist. While it... (more)

Wild edibles foraging and wilderness skills classes with Sean Rowe

As you know, Sean Rowe is a singer/songwriter from Troy who's risen to fame over the last few years, touring around the world and performing... (more)

Do the words matter when we talk about pedestrian and traffic deaths?

Two links, both about how we all talk about incidents in which cars hit people... Chris Churchill in the TU: "Don't run the kids over."... (more)

Checking out Nordstrom Rack at Colonie Center

I tend to be critical of the retail selection in the Capital Region, especially when it comes to women's clothes. Maybe my disdain is unwarranted,... (more)

Ira Glass at Troy Music Hall

The Ira Glass is set to return to the Troy Music Hall May 22. Tickets go on sale September 11 -- they're $35 and up.... (more)