There are certain menu items that just scream "spring." Morels. Shad roe. The ubiquitous ramps. Fiddlehead ferns are another example. These curly plants add an interesting texture and visual accent to spring dishes. It's a little early for them to be widespread (many chefs reported receiving their first batch today), but Eater's already starting to spy them on area menus. Here are some dishes around town incorporating the fern. Like most seasonal ingredient, supplies of fiddleheads tend to be limited, so it pays to call ahead before seeking out this menu item at a restaurant.
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