I love it when asparagus comes back into season each Spring and enjoy eating it as a vegetable, in salads and in stir fries, but I think served like this it would make a terrific first course.  Mum and Dad both loved asparagus so I can see why Mum cut this recipe from the Herald Sun.  The leek version sound good as well. Neither of Mum or Dad were wine drinkers though and I doubt they’d ever head of the matched Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne wine.  I guess if you could get a bottle of the 1999 vintage for $13 now you’d be doing very well.