We're all familiar with the wonderful pairings of wine with cheese, fruits, and a variety of other foods, but have you ever considered pairing food with flowers for something a little more exotic?
A good food and wine pairing, according to legend, creates harmony between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. And when they're combined with flowers, it's a match made in heaven. There are so many wonderful flowers to choose from that go well with food or wine. As complicated as this may appear, the fundamentals are straightforward:
.To make a space as beautiful as the food on the table, the primary consideration for your flowers must be color – choose floral hues that complement the appearance of your food and drinks, adding a very picturesque view that enhances your dining experience.
. After that, create an aromatic effect by allowing the natural scents of the flowers to mingle with the flavor notes in your menu. It's the perfect marriage of food and flowers that will make your experience even more enjoyable.
We're happy to play matchmaker and help you pair them with the right buds, whether you've planned a classic feast and are wondering what kind of flowers to decorate your dinner table with or if you're looking to complement the Rosé ready to uncork.
Carnations & Spanish Tapas
Carnations are Spain's national flower, so it's only natural to use them to decorate your table alongside your empanadas or croquets. As a romantic Spanish cultural tradition, flamenco dancers wear red carnations in their mouths and hair. These adorable and flexible buds look great as single stems or in dense bunches in vases.
If you're having a romantic meal for two, choose red or pink carnations; otherwise, depending on the occasion, you can choose from our Carnation Collection. Carnations in bright orange go well with a steaming paella or a selection of expertly crafted tapas dishes.
Gerberas With Bubbly
Gerberas add visual appeal to any room by providing bright bursts of color. A bottle of bubbles or sparkling wine, perfectly paired with a bouquet of vibrant gerberas, will provide the same burst and fizzy sensation across your palate. Expect the perfect celebration with the appearance of this duo. You can send or decorate your dinner table with a bunch of gerberas along with a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, just like you can with roses.
Roses & Classic French Cuisine
Fresh hand-tied roses paired with dishes that rival a vacation in Paris make a powerful romantic statement during a hearty dinner. Roses are unquestionably popular flowers all over the world, and they are associated with some form of affection. If you're going on a date to a steakhouse, a full-bodied bouquet of red roses is the ideal token. If you're having dinner with friends, a bright bouquet of yellow roses will suffice. Nothing says "classic" like roses paired with classic French cuisine; it has its own unique flair in honor of tradition. And, since we're talking about the best pairings, a Steak Tartare or Coq Au Vin pair perfectly with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Orchids & Pad Thai
Decorating with groupings from our Orchid Collection will make a meaningful accent to any tables cape if you're planning to heat things up with a spicy Thai curry or a Som tum papaya salad. After all, Thailand is famous for its homegrown orchids and lilies in vibrant colors such as white, pink, purple, and fuchsia. To tie the centerpiece and meal together, use bright colors like orange or yellow to complement the bold Thai flavors. The more flowers there are, the more opulent the setting!
Sunflowers & Viognier
Sunflowers are lovely, bright, sunny blooms with a lovely appearance and feel. If you're hosting a get-together on a sunny afternoon, serve some viognier wine alongside cheery and pleasing sunflowers, which complement the wine's crisp taste and great color. If you enjoy white wine and enjoy chardonnay, you'll enjoy a good intensely aromatic viognier, which smells and tastes like floral, citrus blossoms, apricot and peach tones.