This recipe was created by Le Cirque for Riso Gallo
If you want to serve this dish to vegetarians, just use vegetable stock instead of chicken.
Serve with a green leafy salad or with a vegetable side-dish.
The best option would be the same champagne you used for the risotto or a delicate white wine such as Sauvignon Friuli Aquileia DOC Superiore or Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT.
If you are a lover of parmesan you can add some flakes on top of the risotto immediately before serving.
From March until June, there's a fabulous ingredient that can be used in many recipes, always with stunning results: asparagus! Part of the Asparagaceae family, asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia and has been considered a delicacy since ancient times. Thanks to its unique combination of anti-inflammatory nutrient, asparagus is considered an anti-inflammatory food; it also provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, zinc, manganese and selenium. Try it out in this delicious risotto, combined with other extraordinary ingredients: Parmigiano, saffron, champagne and the delicate courgette flowers. Just make sure you wash it well, since the base and the spears can harbour sand and dirt.