Wasabi Stem Competition Winner!

Wasabi Stem Competition WinnerThanks to everyone who took part in Flowerdale Farm's recent Wasabi Stalk competition. There were some great entries that showcased creative culinary uses of this innovative product. The judges have announced the winner as Chef Marco Valcarcel Alonso of Pontoon St Kilda Beach for his Cured Kingfish Mille Feuille, Wasabi & n'duja Emulsion and Wasabi Stalks Oil. Chef Marco has won a gourmet hamper of premium Tasmanian produce from The Tasmanian Food Co. Congratulations Marco!


Flavours & Trends: Confetti Petal Mix

kettle-blackAppearance: A vibrantly coloured selection of pretty petals

Flavour: A mix of subtle sweet tones, anise and peppery blooms

Applications: Perfect for adding colour and flavour to summer fruit drinks and cocktails. Scatter Confetti petals over cakes, ice cream, sorbet and chocolate desserts for a flamboyant finish to your meal. Or add just a few delicate petals on a plate to dress up any dish.

Complements: A colourful addition to salad greens, Confetti Petal Mix is also a great accompaniment to sweets and baked goods, cakes, chocolate, hazelnut, nuts, icecream, sorbet, cocktails, popsicles and ice blocks.

Trends: Melbourne's @kettleblackcafe is serving cocktails and spritz garnished with vibrant summer petals


Flavours & Trends: Nasturtium Leaves

OakridgeAppearance: Large, round, broad leaves with lightly ruffled edges and white veins

Flavour: Crisp, peppery flavours

Applications: Green Empress has a spicy, peppery taste which is ideal for adding zing to summer salads. This large leaf is also highly decorative and can be used as a base for dramatic entrees.

Complements: Terrific in salads and as a garnish for savoury soups. Use as a bed to create unique hors d'oeuvres, canapés and charcuterie. Its spicy flavour combines well with pâté, terrines, pickled veg, smoked fish and soft cheeses.

Trends: Smoked trout, caviar, cultured cream, caraway croissant and nasturtium leaf salad is a fan favourite at @oakridgewines


Flavours & Trends: Rose Petals

rose-syrup-puddingsAppearance: Large, fragrant and delicate petals available in an array of red, white, pink and yellow tones.

Flavour: Rose perfume flavour

Applications: Use Turkish Delight Rose Petals to add a touch of romance, colour and sweet perfume to your drink or meal

Complements: An ideal dressing for desserts, summer sorbets and pastries. Create signature cocktails with flair and aroma. Combines well with rich flavours including chocolate, pistachio, meringue, pavlova, fruit salad, champagne and gin.

Trends: Rose Syrup Puddings are the perfect Christmas dessert, created by @alycealexandracookbooks


Instagram Inspiration @robertocortez08

robertocortez08Tamamori Fukuoka Wagyu, Caramelised Chestnut Onion Cream, Pickled Beets, Acai Red Wine Sauce, Hibiscus Leaf and Sunshine Confetti Petals created by Chef @robertocortez08

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