How delicious is steak served with the right bodied red, or a creme brulee with a perfectly matched sticky dessert wine? It is common to pair food with wine, but what about food with flowers? Well in the spirit of the Christmas holidays, we thought we’d have a go at matching typical festive Australian fare with flowers. And here is the result…we are positive that these pairings will only enhance the taste of your Christmas dinner this year!
Prawns and Heliconia
This summer try pairing chilled prawns with cheeky Heliconia flowers straight from the North Queensland tropics. A match made in seafood and sun heaven!
Eggnog and Gardenia
Aromatic, creamy Christmas-time eggnog and cinnamon stick straws are beautifully paired with exotically fragrant, summery gardenia blooms arranged elegantly in a crystal vase. Yum!
Pavlova and Dahlias
How about a summer pavlova smothered in luscious cream and topped with mixed red berries teamed with the aptly named ‘Santa Claus’ dahlia? Fluffy balls of loveliness with fluffy sweet meringue for Christmas…Sign me up!
Pineapple Glazed Ham and Hibiscus
What better food-flower match than a pineapple glazed Christmas ham surrounded by shallow bowls of floating tropical hibiscus? So Australian!
White Christmas and Sherry Baby Orchids
It is not an Aussie xmas without mum’s moorish slices of White Christmas filled with cherries, dried fruit, rice bubbles and sweetened condensed milk. And what better floral match are these honey-scented, frilly Sherry Baby orchids, yes?
Candy Canes and Henri Matisse Roses
Why not team a fishbowl vase filled with blown Henri Matisse roses alongside mason jars of striped candy canes on your table this Christmas? It’s a perfect match!
Rich Christmas Pudding and Cymbidium Orchids
Oh silent night, holy night! If there was ever a more perfect pairing of Christmas fare with flowers, it would be this rich English Xmas pudding served with brandy custard and an abundance of chocolate Cymbidium orchids spilling out of a tall vase. Pure decadence.
We would love your input on the perfect pairing of festive food and flowers for Christmas! Send us your suggestions in the comments box below and we will post the best ideas to our Pinterest inspiration board, ‘Christmas Food & Flower Matching’…