POPSUGAR Celebrity

A Floral-Filled Valentine's Day Menu

Jan 28 2015 - 7:30am

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

Sprinkle purple pansies, snapdragons, and violets atop an edible flower salad [1]. 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

Roasted lemon and lavender chicken [2] 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

Chamomile-infused milk, rosewater, and rose petals flavor these chamomile-rose pudding cakes [3] baked in ramekins. The romantic cakes are topped with marshmallowy meringue, which is toasted to provide a crunchy exterior.

Hibiscus Sparkling Wine Cocktail

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 [4].

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