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July 20, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to eat a flower, this is your chance. Next time you come to Nerai, make sure to order our delicious zucchini flowers before they’re gone. The zucchini flowers are being offered as a limited-time special on our seasonal menus.

While some might find it strange to eat flowers, zucchini flowers have a unique flavor that make them ideal for snacking. Unlike other flowers, which tend to have a rather bitter taste, zucchini blossoms have a light and delicate flavor.

With their bright orange color and whimsical appearance, zucchini blossoms are also extremely pleasing to the eye. Therefore, zucchini flowers are often fried and stuffed and served as dishes. As a matter of fact, fried and stuffed zucchini flowers are considered a specialty in Italian and Greek cuisines.

Light and flavor-packed, the zucchini flowers at Nerai are gently fried and stuffed with feta and manouri cheeses. The blossoms are then presented over sumac yogurt and topped with fresh lemon zest. These crunchy and crisp morsels, with their soft and cheesy fillings, are dainty and tasty snacks that are ideal for the hot summer months.

However, zucchini flowers are an extremely seasonal dish since there are only two opportunities to harvest the blossoms — during the spring and again at the end of the summer. Therefore, zucchini flowers will only be available on our menus for a limited time.

Come to Nerai and try our delicious fried and stuffed zucchini flowers. They are perfect as a snack on their own, or as an elegant way to start a chic and sophisticated dinner. Either way, sample this unique delicacy before the summer ends — or else you might need to wait a full year before they’re back in season!