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This spring at Union Hotels congress guests can enjoy a number of dished with the main ingredient being asparagus, a spring vegetable that has been considered a delicacy since ancient times. In order to serve their guests fresh and locally produced food, Union Hotels have rented their own asparagus patch located at the Ramovš agritourism farm. Learn the recipe for the popular Union’s Asparagus Hopel-Popel and try to prepare this delicious congress dish at home.

In recent years, many lovers of good food have grown increasingly fond of asparagus, which is now considered a true delicacy and is also extremely popular with congress guests from all over the world. In order for Union Hotels to meet their own needs as far as the supply of asparagus is concerned, they have opted for integrated production of this spring vegetable, which is, due to the rare attempts at home growing, greatly valued both in Slovenia and elsewhere.

In addition to the vegetable’s first-class quality, another advantage of this type of asparagus cultivation is that asparagus can be served to their guests on the same day it is harvested. In fact, on the very same day, the Ramovš farm delivers asparagus to Union Hotel’s central kitchen, where their chefs lovingly turn it into countless different dishes. Especially popular is Union’s Asparagus Hopel-Popel and here is what you need to prepare this simple but delicious dish.

3 small eggs
1 tbsp maize flour
500 ml milk
40 g bacon
40 g Krainer sausage
30 g spring onions
80 g asparagus
20 g fat
60 g potatoes
Salt, pepper, a tbsp of chives.

Boil the potatoes, peel them and cut them into slices. Slice the bacon, pan-fry it using the fat and then add the sliced sausage, onions and asparagus. Pay-fry it all for a little while, add the potatoes, season it and pour the whisked eggs combined with a little milk and maize flour over all of the other ingredients in the pan. Give it a slow stir and wait until the eggs are cooked.

Hopel-Popel is very filling and can be eaten as a main dish with a salad on the side.

A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.