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A Floral-Filled Valentine's Day Menu

Feb 12 2014 - 5:30am

Instead of making reservations this year or buying a bouquet, pick the finest option: a floral menu to cook at home. Each course below features edible flowers like pansies, lavender, and chamomile. From drinks to dessert, everything on the menu showcases a different bloom. This menu is sure to turn your valentine rosy-cheeked.

Edible Flower Salad With Grapefruit and Watermelon Radish [1]

Sprinkle purple pansies, snapdragons, and violets atop an edible flower salad [2]. They taste peppery like salad greens rather than floral. Pink grapefruit and watermelon radish offer complementary zingy-ness, not to mention bright Valentine's Day colors.

Lemon and Lavender Chicken [3]

Roasted lemon and lavender chicken [4] has plenty of sizzling juices that beg to be soaked up in crusty bread. The thyme and lemon balance the floral flavor and herbaceousness of the lavender.

Chamomile-Rose Pudding Cake With Meringue [5]

Chamomile-infused milk, rosewater, and rose petals flavor these chamomile-rose pudding cakes [6] baked in ramekins. The romantic cakes are topped with marshmallowy meringue, which is toasted to provide a crunchy exterior.

Hibiscus Sparkling Wine Cocktail [7]

Hibiscus preserved in syrup tastes similar to rhubarb and raspberries with a texture like fruit leather. One bloom placed in the bottom of a glass of sparkling wine makes for a classy yet effortless sparkling wine and hibiscus cocktail [8].


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