Imagine a meadow overflowing with vibrantly hued blooms. Each blossom is between the size of a dime and a nickel with colors ranging from brilliant purple to gold to orange to white and more. What you’re envisioning is remarkably like the viola patch at The Chef’s Garden, and here’s what Farmer Lee Jones has to say about this amazing edible flower.
People have enjoyed the majestic fragrance of violas over the centuries. Being “praised by Greek poets” in ancient times and woven into that culture’s mythology, violas became associated with the Virgin Mary and represented humility in the Renaissance period. Worn at glamorous balls and opera performances in 19th century Paris, Queen Victoria of England also adored these blooms.
When you use violas in your dishes, you can include stories about the flower’s history and legend and allow diners to enjoy their beauty, sweet perfume, and honey-vegetal flavor that comes with a touch of lettuce. Each of the varieties of this edible flower are distinguishable in flavor and in gorgeous coloration. You can choose the hues you want based on the dish you’re building to customize it down to the tiniest detail.
Options include the following:
Banana cream viola: blooms range from pale and creamy to vibrant yellow
Blackberry sorbet viola: so deeply purple that they almost appear to be black
Blackberry swirl viola: ranging from pale to dark, this bloom features stunning purple with touches of gold
Blue raspberry sorbet viola: comes in rich shades of purple
Blueberry cheesecake viola: gorgeous shades of purple turn white with a golden center
Blueberry cream viola: delicate cream beauties with intense purple and gold centers
Blueberry lemon sorbet viola: intense contrasts between purple and yellow with gold in the middle
Blueberry swirl viola: another study in stunning contrasts; this time, it’s in purple and white
Burnt honey sorbet viola: golden hues blend with luscious brown hues
Lemon meringue viola: amazing shades of yellow with touches of vivid purple
Mixed viola: get the best of the day’s harvest with this brilliant rainbow of blooms
Orange marmalade viola: eye-popping shades of orange in beautiful variations of hue
Plum sorbet viola: crowning touches of beauty in lovely shades of purple
Pomegranate viola: appreciate rich purple and vibrant yellow hues
Red raspberry sorbet viola: lovely swirls of purple with a yellow and white center
Red raspberry swirl viola: multiple shades of purple with a contrasting white and then golden center
Rhubarb lemon viola: vivid yellow and gold centers surrounded by rich purple shades
Contact your product specialist today to get precisely what you need for your culinary creations!