Herb Garden and Fresh Tea Infusions at L'Appart

Recently on the ICE blog, we talked about our new collaboration with restaurant L'Appart, were we are planting and helping maintain a new outdoor aromatic herb garden on their terrace at Brookfield Place. L'Appart's menu is elegant and French, with many opportunities to showcase excellent fresh flavors paired with their other carefully chosen ingredients. 

The garden outside is an intimate area where guests can sit outside and enjoy fresh tea infusions using a selection of herbs from the garden after their meal at the restaurant. We had already been supplying ingredients to the restaurant, so being part of their herb garden was the natural next step.

It's super fun working with Chef Nico and his team - not least because they're just downstairs from us at Brookfield Place. We've also saved them from some last-minute shortages too :)

We took some quick shots of some of Nico's dishes prepared for a private dining event.

Lamb/ Mustard/ Carrot

This dish uses mustard-y spiciness in a number of ways - with mustard leaf, fried to reduce its potency, traditional mustard, and wasabi arugula. The great thing about these ingredients is that they have spice without being overpowering.

And then King Coho Salmon with Sorrel & Oxalis

It's very common to pair citrus with fish, but instead this dish brings together the sour/acid notes of different kinds of sorrel & oxalis (which is also commonly called 'sorrel') with the pleasant fattiness/oiliness of salmon, balancing the dish. All in all we have purple and red oxalis flowers, yellow wood sorrel flowers, plus beautiful red veined sorrel and striking purple oxalis leaves.

Some of the plants we've planted for L'Appart include:

  • Lemongrass
  • Attar of Roses Geranium
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Ginger Mint
  • Grapefruit Mint
  • Pineapple Mint
  • Majorca Rosemary
  • Rex Rosemary
  • Golden Sage
  • Tricolor Sage
  • Golden Lemon Thyme
  • Nutmeg Thyme
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Citrosa Geranium
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Purple Sage
  • French Tarragon
  • Lemon Carpet Thyme
  • Rose Petal Thyme
  • Berries and Cream Mint
  • Hillary’s Sweet Lemon Mint
  • Pink Candypops Mint
  • Choclate Mint
  • Citrus Kitchen Mint
  • Candied Fruit Mint
  • Sweet Pear Mint
  • Marshmallow Mint
  • Rose-Scented Bergamot
  • French Lavender

You can read much more about the herb garden on ICE's blog.