FreshDirect usually has pretty good produce, but the asparagus I got delivered a few days ago was really great; nice and thick and really tasty. So last night I took half of the bunch and roasted it in the oven with olive oil (saved from last time I made duck confit, mmm), salt, pepper, coarsely chopped garlic, diced shallots, a squeeze of lemon, some sprinkled parmigiano-reggiano, and dotted with butter for good measure. Oh, and a healthy pinch of pepper flakes. Topped with a couple poached eggs, and man was it tasty. Easily the best asparagus I've ever gotten my hands on, and perhaps the best I've had other than the monster ones topped with outlandish amounts of caviar we got at le Bristol in Paris a few months back. I ordered some more for tomorrow, hopefully they are as good, if you're in NY I'd recommend trying some. My new ones are destined for a date with my virgin grill that was delivered this morning.