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“Petal to Plate” in Carlsbad, California

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Petal to Plate, Carlsbad, California“Petal to Plate” is a 10-day celebration of flowers, wellness, food and drink to be held in 12 different locations in Carlsbad, California, April 20 through 30, 2017.

Organized by Visit Carlsbad, this inaugural event includes events at hotels, restaurant, spas and golf courses.

Local chefs and mixologists are working on floral-inspired menus of experiences for enjoyment beyond The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Guests are invited to tour the fields and taste the delights of spring back in town with participating bars and restaurants.

“Petal to Plate” coincides with a new edition of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, an annual event that places seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown flowers at the center of the table alongside locally grown food, beer, and wine from the region. This year, the Field to Vase dinner takes place April 20 in Carlsbad.

A sampling of the 12 floral-inspired culinary and wellness experiences includes:

· Omni La Costa Resort & Spa: The resort will amp up its assortment of flowers on the grounds, offer guided tours and incorporate selected flowers into treatments at the Spa. They’ll also feature flowers in the Art of Aromatherapy class, and include lavender, neroli and rose-geranium scents. Bistro 65 will offer floral craft cocktails such as Rosebiscus Citron Vodka, Wild Hibiscus Prosecco, Pansy & Cucumber Splash, Chamomile Whiskey Tea, Rosewater Hard Lemonade, and the Elderflower Gin Cocktail.

· Cape Rey Carlsbad: Chandler’s Restaurant offers a Cape Rey Carlsbad Floral Mimosa. They have also created a Field to Flowers Board featuring candied clementine, lavender and wild fennel pollen goat cheese, wildflower honey, sprouted sunflower crostini, and star daisy, and a Hibiscus Sorbet (pictured above, left) for dessert. Guests are invited to an 80-minute Hibiscus Scrub and Massage with hibiscus petals, flower essences, Dead Sea salt, organic raw sugar and nourishing oils at the Ocean Crest Spa.

· The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa: Argyle Restaurant will offer a lunch special featuring a Seared Baja Striped Bass with spring flower blossoms followed by a Farmer’s Market Berry Tart with citrus crème fraiche mousse, and a mixed berry hibiscus sorbet. Guests can also enjoy a Carlsbad Wise cocktail with Gin, Citrus, and flower borage. At the Aviara Spa, guests can choose a Petal to Plate Massage Ritual.

· West Inn & Suites: The Bistro West Restaurant will be offering a Mâche, Rocket, and West Farm Blossom Salad and a Field Of Dreams Martini made with strawberry vodka, elderflower liqueur, and pomegranate juice, topped with a rose sugar rim, a lemon twist, and mint garnish.

· Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa: The TWENTY/20 Grill will offer a Crab Stuffed Squash Blossom with Romesco, Le Fleur (twist on a “French 75”), and The Wesley Cocktails. At the Ocean Pearl Spa, they will offer a Hibiscus Hydration full body exfoliation using an all-natural Hibiscus body polish.

· Other participating venues include the new restaurant Campfire, whose mixologist Leigh Lacap will offer the Aloe Black cocktail, made with tequila, aloe vera, violate, cucumber, and lemon. Joining in on the celebration are also the Holiday Inn Carlsbad Stratus Restaurant with a Gin Blossom Martini and a Floating Petal Fresh Mahi, and the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach with their Carlsbad Local Farm Strawberry Salad with pansies, and a floral topped Baby Portabella Mushroom.

(Photo courtesy of Visit Carlsbad)

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