Food and Flower Pairings to Decorate Your Dining Table
Every dining table looks more inviting with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in the center! We have a few fun ideas to help you pick the most fitting flowers for your next centerpiece. Pair your next meal with complementary floral scents or bring the country of your meal’s origin to mind with native blooms. Next time you are enjoying sushi, decorate with exotic ginger flowers. For your next fiesta, why not use a bright bird of paradise as your centerpiece.
Take a tour around the world fit for a foodie with our guide below. We choose cultural cuisines from Japan to Belgium. Would you have ever guessed that freesia would go well with your steak dinner or pick up a bouquet of jasmine next time you want to enjoy curry? Read through and see why these interesting combinations make such a great match.
Roast Chicken and Lilacs - The fruity smell of lilac combines well with the juicy flavours of roast chicken much as a cherry zinfandel pairs nicely with poultry.
Sushi and Ginger Flowers - Ginger and sushi go hand in hand, so why not pair your sushi roll with a striking ginger blossom? The elegant flower will really boost the ambiance.
Beef Bourguignon and French Roses - A beautiful, full bouquet of French roses pairs perfectly with this traditional French dish.
Chicken Marsala and Sunflowers - Sunflowers decorate the countryside of Tuscany, adding to the immense beauty of the area. Bring some of the beauty to your dining table with a smiling bouquet of sunflowers.
Enchiladas and Red Dahlias - As the flower of Mexico, the dahlia pairs perfectly with a Mexican dish. It will seems like you have been transported to the white, sandy beaches of the Mexican coast.
Mussels and Frites and Orange Blossoms - Just as mussels are often paired with a citrusy wine like a sauvignon blanc, the scent of citrus will enhance the contrasting flavour of mussels and frites.
Steak and Freesia - Freesia has a peppery scent that pairs well with steak, much like a syrah or grenache which many recommend when eathing red meat.
Pad Thai and Peonies - Bright beautiful peonies give off a light and fresh fragrance that will balance out the bold flavours of pad thai.
Chicken Pot Pie and Garden Roses - Chicken pot pie is an American spin on the classic savoury pies of Britain like shepherd's pie. To keep with the British style, decorate your table with garden roses.
Duck Breast and Heliotrope - The cherry tones of heliotrope enhance the richness of duck much like a pinot noir or a cherry compote would.
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