Spargelessen 2017

07/03/2017 Latest News

EKONID hosts another evening of revelry at its signature Asparagus Dinner, with the silky vegetables flown in straight from Germany and luscious wine to cap off the night.

On May 19, at the bespoke setting that is the Bali Room of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta, EKONID succeeded in hosting another Spargelessen, or White Asparagus Dinner with friends, colleagues, partners and families gathering together to celebrate this time-honored German tradition.

Extending a special thanks to Dubai-based airline Turkish Airlines that flew in the 450kg of White Asparagus into Indonesia for the evening’s dinner, EKONID Managing Director Mr. Jan Rönnfeld further expressed his gratitude to the members who participated in the event and the EKONID staffers who made the night possible.

The sponsors were Mercedes-Benz Indonesia, DB Schenker, Prost Beer and König Ludwig Weissbier, Cikarang Dry Port and Oberoi Hotel & Resorts Indonesia. A special thanks also to Hotel Indonesian Kempinski Jakarta for providing the space for the evening’s festivities.

The White Asparagus Dinner is especially important for the German community in Indonesia. During the German Spargelsaison or Spargelzeit (Asparagus Season), the asparagus season that traditionally ends on June 24, the vegetable is treated as a festive food, with homes and restaurants serving their own special take on this fine produce.

This year was no exception, with EKONID’s signature Spargelessen Dinner accomodating 312 guests, which is a maximum capacity for the evening that prompted the removal of the traditional dance floor in favor of more tables. Nevertheless, a lovely evening was had by all and this year’s Spargelessen may once again be called a success.