Theme food spreads ; at some local restaurants

This season, a few restaurants are presenting inventive dishes making use of edible flowers: here is a check list –

Vazhapoo Cutlets

Chopped and boiled vazhapoo (banana flowers) are mixed with mashed potato and other spices and masalas to make this crispy appetizer. At Ente Keralam, 1, Kasturi Estate, 1st Street, Poes Garden. For details call 42328585

Arborio rice with ginger flower

Arborio rice is infused with ginger flowers and is used as the bed upon which are served pan seared scallops and citrus marigold. Available at On The Rocks restaurant, Crowne Plaza, 132 T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet. For details call 24994101.


Balgravia is a cocktail made with Hendrick’s Gin infused with Bulgarian rose, rose water and elderflower syrup. Added to this mix are cinnamon syrup and lime juice served on a bed of cucumber and dressed with rose petals. Available at Library Blu at The Leela Palace, Adyar Sea Face, M.R. C. Nagar. Ph: 33661234.