What do you think of when you hear the word "saffron"?
Expensive? Exotic? From far away places like India and Iran?
You know that Garden of Esther began as a way to get the most from our backyard garden herbs, but sometimes we like to branch out into some less well-known flavors. We can't grow saffron in our own garden though!
Saffron is the proverbial "delicate flower," like something out of a fairy tale - it can only grow in a very specific climate, it can only be harvested by hand for a few hours in the morning, and it takes a colossal number of flowers to generate a few teaspoons of usable product.
Why does anyone bother? Because it imbues a dish with a tantalizing, unique flavor that is immediately recognizable without being overpowering. It's not a flashy, in-your-face taste, but instead is an elegant, classic food experience.
Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
Well, it is! And you can eat it without traveling all the way to Asia and without having to mortgage the house. This week, Vincent's requested Garden of Esther saffron spaghetti to use in their Specials Menu. Doesn't it look fabulous? Paired with shrimp and garlic, it's an out-of-this-world dish they've created this week.
So if you're ready to try something truly fabulous for dinner, get yourself over to Vincent's asap and order the saffron spaghetti special. And if you've got a less adventurous eater with you, there's always Vincent's pizza! Everybody wins.
Vincent's Ristorante e Pizzeria
510 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Along the Miracle Mile