These petals are from a rustic rose variety, they are hand-harvested, then judiciously dried in northern Lac St-Jean. Their fragrance is quite different from wild roses or even roses grown in the Middle East. Their intense colour is the result of a rose that is darker, but as spectacular as its aromatic profile.
Roses are ideal for making pastries, flavouring creams, ice-cream or even desserts with almonds or pistachios. We also often find them in desserts featuring cardamom. This spice also combines well with saffron, be it in sweet or savory dishes. Rose petals couple well with poultry or lamb. Combined with garlic, honey and a little cumin, you’ve got a delicious marinade for quails or Cornish hens.