Belvoir Fruit Farms × Rabbit Carrot Gun – Invited Tasting

Belvoir Fruit Farms is a brand originating from United Kingdom, Belvoir Castle Estate. They operate their own farm, and have produced their drinks since 1984, with “elderflowers” being their signature ingredient. Products from Belvoir are carefully prepared by pressing fresh fruits and infusing flowers in a mix of Belvoir’s famous spring water with no preservatives and no artificial flavourings or colours. Featured above are the cordials, organic cordial and Pressés.

While the cordial is obviously not ready to drink from the bottle (it is great for cocktails, cooking, fruit punch etc), the single-serving Pressés are.

The Elderflower & Rose Pressé (above) is currently exclusively available at Rabbit Carrot Gun, Costa Coffee, Fat Cow, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Oriole Coffee and The Marmalade Pantry.

3 new flavours – Raspberry Lemonade Pressé, Summer Fruits Pressé and Mango & Peach Pressé will be available exclusively at selected restaurants and cafés from October 2015.

Judging from the name alone I knew I would like this. I’ve always liked floral flavours including elderflower and rose of course.

Mini Belvoir Organic Ginger Cordial & Orange Marinated Chicken Buns
Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Belvoir Blackcurrant & Cox Apple Marinated Roast Beef

Rabbit Carrot Gun has paired up with Belvoir Fruit Farms to incorporate the products in their cooking and I got to taste some of the creations this afternoon. I never imagined cordial to be useful for such purpose (like marinating) but since Belvoir Fruit Farm’s cordials do not contain any artificial ingredients, I guess it is still healthy so why not! (I mean, personally I would not want to use artificial ingredients in my marinades.)

This is actually my first time having Yorkshire pudding (this isn’t that common in Singapore) and I absolutely loved it! The texture of this is unlike any other pastry I’ve tried before. The beef that was marinated with the Belvoir Blackcurrant & Cox Apple cordial was flavourful and tender. I don’t know whether this item is permanent at Rabbit Carrot Gun, but they really should keep it on the menu because it’s really good.

Handmade Crab Cakes

No Belvoir Fruit Farms cordial used here but this one the restaurant’s signature dish. I liked it.

Belvoir Raspberry & Rose Bellini

This is just one of the cocktail creations using Belvoir cordials. This refreshing drink looks pretty and elegant, especially with the floating raspberry.

Mini Pavlova with Belvoir Dark Fruits

I love pavlova and can’t remember when was the last time I had. The balance of flavours was just right here.

Elderflower & Lime Cheesecake Pots with Wild Flowers

I love cheesecake so I was really looking forward to this.

This is a no-bake cheesecake so the texture was creamy and soft. The elderflower fragrance worked well with the cheese and the result was something uniquely delicious.

I honestly wasn’t expecting Belvoir’s cordials to be so versatile for cooking or baking and it actually turned out to be really good taste wise too. I am impressed. I was so happy that Belvoir included a few recipes including the above cheesecake and I can’t wait to try it myself soon.

Belvoir Fruit Farms products are available at all major supermarkets and on Healthy Gourmet online at www.healthygourmet.sg, at $11.90 for Organic Cordials, $9.90 for Cordials, and $6.70 for 750ml Pressés.


 

Major Supermarkets, Stores and E-Stores

1. Cold Storage
2. Fairprice Finest
3. HealthyGourmet.sg
4. Market Place by Jasons
5. Meidi-Ya
6. Redmart
7. The Organic Grocer
8. Zenxin Organic

Cafés and Restaurants

1. 6Oz Espresso Bar
2. Artisan Boulangerie Co. (ABC)
3. Bedrock Bar and Grill
4. Carpenter & Cook Café
5. Costa Coffee
6. Department of Caffeine
7. Drips Café
8. Fat Cow
9. GAEST Café
10.Jamie’s Italian
11.Mean Bean & Wicked Grind
12.Oriole Coffee
13.Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
14.Rabbit Carrot Gun & The Trenchard Arms
15.Relish Burger
16.Relish Garden
17.Tanjong Beach Club
18.TCC – The Connoisseur Concerto
19.The Black Swan
20.The Marmalade Pantry
21.Udders Ice Cream
22.Wild Rocket

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