Spring has well and truly sprung at QT Canberra – the weather is warming and Floriade 2017 has officially commenced. To mark the occasion, QT Canberra’s signature restaurant Capitol Bar and Grill has added its own sweet scent to the capital, creating a series of bespoke desserts that reflect the season’s floral flair and replenish all winter blues.
Floriade brings over half a million green thumbs into Canberra’s iconic Commonwealth Park for Australia’s biggest celebration of spring each year.
The Capitol Bar and Grill menu is inspired by Floriade with a selection of carefully chosen and artfully arranged fruits and florals, including: a rose and vanilla panna cotta with macerated strawberries and a rose petal garnish; Perrier Jouët and elderflower spring berry fizz with yogurt sorbet and an elderflower garnish; as well as a refreshing mandarin sorbet with a soft coconut mousse, garnished with lemon thyme and Kalamansi lime meringue.
The desserts will feature on the menu throughout the festival, and will continue to be available as a seasonal extension at Capitol Bar and Grill.
Running officially until the 15 October, the month-long floral festival celebrates the best of everything green, with the promise of more than a million bulbs arranged into beautifully designed flowerbeds, accompanied by music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, workshops and artistic displays.
Visitors to Canberra and well-established locals can spend time wandering the gardens, taking a well-earned break or overnight staycation at the widely-celebrated, design driven QT Canberra for a cocktail or two and a taste of floral delight – the perfect springtime combination.