Have you eaten flowers before? More and more restaurants are using these to garnish dishes to add and enhance the flavor.
During my recent visit at Capital Grill, I was so intrigued to find edible flowers in my dishes. They look so pretty in the presentation but also wonderful to taste. Imported from France, these babies are a whopping $0.5 -3 US dollars each flower! These flowers are fragile and needs to be consumed soon after picking. As well, they are grown organically. I enjoyed two types of edible flowers at Capital Grill with my dishes. I found that the Gem Marigold aka Tangerine flowers give off a mild citrus flavor and scent, while the Pansy violet flowers are grassy and a bit sweet.
You can find retailers online if you wish to grow your own edible flowers. It’s perfect for adding the pop of color to breakfast dishes like yogurts and oatmeal. Be sure to read on further for the dishes we ordered at Capital Grill and photos of how they garnish using edible flowers.