Button mushrooms caramelised in lavender honey

The reason this is such a successful combination is chemical: the aroma molecules of the mushrooms are very similar to those of the lavender honey.

Creation by Emile van der Staak, De Nieuwe Winkel restaurant, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Receptuur voor 500 gram.

Button mushrooms caramelised in lavender honey

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sunflower oil



lavender honey

As needed


salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Sauté the button mushrooms in the oil until golden brown.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Immediately add the lavender honey and allow to caramelise.

Serving suggestions

  • As an addition to either warm or cold dishes, such as cold smoked salmon or Ibérico ham.
  • As a component in a composition with tomato, aubergine, radish, or pork belly.

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