Homestead, Fla.--Paradise Farms' flowers were more than pretty, they were also yummy. Earlier this year this organic farm held an edible flower dinner that started with a flower infused cocktail hour followed by an edible tour of the property accompanied by unique libations. It was the first dinner of its kind at Paradise Farms, under the ownership of Gabriele Marewski.
At each talking point on the tour there was either a wine or a Kombucha (fermented tea) made with farm grown ingredients like oyster mushrooms and ginger flowers. Guests were encouraged to help themselves to as many edible flowers as they wanted to eat during the farm tour.
The most surprising flower stop was at the begonia beds. These succulent pink petalled flowers tasted like lemon juice. The Begonia wine that accompanied this stop had hints of eucalyptus and citrus.
The tour ended with a glorious sit down dinner in an open air gazebo. Chefs from all around Miami and even one from Washington, D.C. cooked delicious dishes with Paradise Farms grown edible organic flowers.
The culinary celebrity line up consisted of Chef Harold Ortiz (Banquet Chef, Intercontinental Hotel Miami), Chef Alex Feher (Intercontinental Hotel Miami), Chef Eric Do (Toro Toro Miami restaurant), Chef Jose Luis Flores (Richard Sandoval Restaurants) and the culinary students of Johnson & Wales University.
Four courses later, the dessert crafted by pastry Chef Flores, arrived with many ingredients from the farm like bananas, rose petals, roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) sauce, and edible viola flowers.
Then it was time to thank all the chefs, their servers, the sponsors, and Gabriele for her wonderful event. And then the night was over.
This dinner cost $165.50 per person before tax.
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